Stanford’s long camp

(CMC) The Stanford Superstars have launched their preparation for the US$20-million match against England in November, with the first training camp in Antigua.

Twenty-two members of the 32-man squad were present at the Stanford Cricket Ground for the start of the camp which runs until August 13, under the charge of head coach Eldine Baptiste and assistant coach Roger Harper.

Nine of the 10 remaining players are expected to join the camp this week, after completing prior commitments.

Top West Indies batsman Shiv Chanderpaul will be the only player to miss out on the entire camp because of his commitments to Durham in the English County championship.

Team manager Lance Gibbs and assistant manager Cardigan Connor are at the camp with several West Indies cricket legends expected to give specialist advice.

Internationally renowned fielding coach Julian Fountain is also to feature during the team’s preparation.