Young West Indians Grateful For Global T20 Canada Platform To Shine
By Colin Benjamin
TORONTO, Canada – Cricket West Indies has selected a talented B team squad to participate in the Global T20 Canada tournament from June 28 – July 15th.
With the senior West Indies team facing Sri Lanka in tests matches, while the Windies A are locking horns with England Lions and India A in a tri-nations limited overs tournament – Caribbean players on fringes of both these teams have gotten an opportunity to test themselves against high level West Indian and International players in Global T20 Canada.
Wicket-keeper batsman from Trinidad & Tobago, Nicholas Pooran is arguably the most high profile player in the squad having already played international cricket and experienced the Worldwide T20 circuit.
Team captain Anthony Bramble who is also a wicket-keeper, has been part of the Guyana team that has won four consecutive domestic first-class titles in the Caribbean.
The duo spoke to globalt20.ca and articulated what they hope to accomplish in this competition from a team and personal perspective.
“I want thank CWI for this opportunity, although it’s not the senior team – it’s still a opportunity to represent region”, said Pooran.
“Hope to use tournament as good preparation for the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) where i can lead from front and stamp my authority with bat and have some consistent scores.”
“It’s a pleasure to lead CWI B team in the Global T20 tournament in Canada. I would like to thank the selectors for giving me such an opportunity to play in this tournament”, said the 27 year old Bramble.
“For all player selected it’s a great opportunity to grab with both hands and make a mark.
“So I hope we can give good account as team, in a tournament full of big name players.”