THE ST VINCENT and the Grenadines Cricket Association Inc., last Saturday at the Arnos Vale Playing Field, began a programme geared at identifying the talent of young male cricketers between the age of 15 and 21 years.
Part of the programme involves increasing the skill level of those identifi ed by providing them with the fundamental knowledge of the various skills components of the sport.
Taking a drill-based approach, the programme is headed by former Windward Islands senior team head coach, Ian Allen, with assistance from coaches who have regional and international experience.
Assisting Allen will be Bertram Stapleton, Kenroy Martin, Irvine Warrican, Olanzo Jackson and Deighton Butler.
When the programme commenced last Saturday, the first cohort came from the Jules Anthony Cricket Club.
These cricketers will continue their training this Saturday, with the Windward zone set for November 27 and December 4, while the Central zone fixtured for December 11 and 18.
At the end of the training programme, some 42 cricketers will be exposed to the training.
Meanwhile, Ian Allen commenting on the programme,
noted that the undertaking is a great initiative by the SVGCA Inc. added that players have an avenue to traverse and help rekindle interest and passion for cricket.
“It is my hope that there will be follow-up sessions to monitor the progress of these players and that this initiative will form a part of the SVGCA’s yearly calendar,” Allen projected.