Adrian Barath and Kraigg Brathwaite have been selected for the Sagicor West Indies High Performance Centre's 2013-14 programme. They are part of a group of 14 players who enjoyed success over the last year in limited-overs and first-class competitions in the West Indies.
The HPC works in a similar fashion to the A teams of other countries. The squad will train at the University of the West Indies campus, where they will be educated on facets such as mental conditioning, media training, anti-doping, anti-corruption, and other personal development skills.
Graeme West, the HPC coach, was looking forward to working with these talents. "Now that I have been in the position at Sagicor WIHPC for more than 12 months, I feel I'm more confident about the knowledge of players, and [an] understanding of how a talented, young player in the Caribbean develops and is looking to develop," he said. "I've also had the benefit of watching some of the players in regional matches and looking to see how we can help them improve for the benefit of cricket at the regional, as well as the international level. We will need to spend some time initially on the players' skills, fitness and developing their all-round game before stepping up their preparation to deal with competitive situations."
Brathwaite finished as the second highest run-scorer in the Regional Four Day Competition, with 577 runs in eight matches, while Raymon Reifer was third highest wicket-taker in the Super 50 limited-overs tournament, with 11 wickets in eight matches at 16.18.
Excellent to see 2 young promising fast bowlers Beaton & Boatswain going to the HPC. Gright future for them both if they are handled well.— ian bishop (@irbishi) May 15, 2013
HPC squad: Adrian Barath (Trinidad & Tobago), Ronsford Beaton (Guyana), Quinton Boatswain (Montserrat), Kraigg Brathwaite (Barbados), John Campbell (Jamaica), Chandrapaul Hemraj (Guyana), Shai Hope (Barbados), Akeal Hosein (Trinidad & Tobago), Steven Katwaroo (Trinidad & Tobago), Kyle Mayers (Barbados), Dalton Polius (St. Lucia), Raymon Reifer (Barbados), Tyrone Theophile (Dominica), Hayden Walsh Jr (Antigua & Barbuda)