West Indies news May 31, 2012

Fletcher in new High Performance Centre batch

ESPNcricinfo staff

Andre Fletcher, Johnson Charles and Carlos Brathwaite are the three West Indies capped players to be selected to undergo intensive training at the Sagicor High Performance Centre (SHPC) in Barbados.

The one year programme, which starts on June 1, will aim to develop 16 young players mentally, physically and technically, to deal with the demands of international cricket. Seven of those players selected have represented West Indies in the Under-19 category.

During their stint the players will be coached by former Middlesex county academy director, Graeme West, who has been appointed as the new head coach. Andre Coley, the former Jamiaca wicketkeeper, who has been with the SHPC since its inauguration in 2010 will be the assistant coach.

In 2011, a team from SHPC in West Indies' domestic one day tournament, where they lost in the semi-finals to Jamaica.

This is the second squad of players picked for training at the SHPC. The first group had several players who went on to represent West Indies, including Kieran Powell, Shannon Gabriel and Devon Thomas.

The squad: Marlon Barclay (Trinidad & Tobago), Jermaine Blackwood (Jamaica), Carlos Brathwaite (Barbados), Yannic Cariah (Trinidad & Tobago), Johnson Charles (St Lucia), Sheldon Cotterell (Jamaica), Miguel Cummins (Barbados), Jason Dawes (Jamaica), Andre Fletcher (Grenada), Dawnley Grant (St Vincent), Trevon Griffith (Guyana), Kyle Hope (Barbados), Jahmar Hamilton (Anguilla), Keddy Lesporis (St Lucia), Kjorn Ottley (Trinidad & Tobago), Jomel Warrican (Barbados)

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  • Dummy4 on June 3, 2012, 13:53 GMT

    Does anyone know what are the educational qualifications for entering the High Performance Center? I hope that each of the 16 man squad has passed at least 5 CXC. For if this basic requirement is not met, they will fail. I suggest that the men must be able to analyse trends, understand how to use MATH to the benifit of the team unlike Sammy. Moreover, use stats to learn about opponents past performances and their weaknesses. In addition I submit that there be a requirement of selected readings, as well as writing assignments that demonstrates how each man THINKS. Finally, going into this year long, high investment activity without these basic pre-requisites will only give us more Powells...One last note. I disagree that we limit this group to only 16, it should be 600

  • Dummy4 on May 31, 2012, 19:43 GMT

    So not one Dominican can make that team???

  • Dummy4 on May 31, 2012, 18:24 GMT

    it is obviolsy did not work with the first bunch

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