Kids bowled over by Digicel clinic

West Indies players gave over 50 young cricketers some invaluable tips at the recent Digicel Cricket Experience in St. Vincent.

The Experience events are happening at all the Digicel Series venues to enhance the West Indies Cricket Board Digicel Grassroots cricket development programme.

Fast bowler Kemar Roach, along with team-mates Andre Russell, Devendra Bishoo, Carlton Baugh, Johnson Charles, captain Darren Sammy, Kieron Powelland and Tino Best, took time after their practice session at Arnos Vale to bat, bowl and field with the excited youngsters while imparting their skills and some motivation. The players were also joined by West Indies legend Lance Gibbs and former West Indies captain Richie Richardson.

On the playing field adjacent to the Arnos Vale Cricket Ground the shouts of Windies players and youngsters alike rang out as they interacted enthusiastically, finding a connection only with those who have a mutual love of cricket would understand.

Digicel reps – along with the local coaches – divided the children into groups focusing on the various cricket skills, allowing the West Indies players to coach the kids in the different disciplines.

Digicel’s Karl Donnelly said: “The Digicel Cricket Experience is an integral part of our overall Digicel Series sponsorship. By bringing together the West Indies players and the Digicel grassroots programme, we create a true win/win for cricket development in the Caribbean.”

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