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Grassroots cricket brings enormous benefits

Bridgetown, Barbados– The Digicel Grassroots Cricket Programme has taken root in Barbados and several participants are reaping the enormous benefits. The members of the Isolation Cavaliers Club and the Alfallah Academy have been part of the outreach programme and have seen the sport grow in just a short period of time.

Kevin Vaughan, President of Isolation Cavaliers, and Mohmad Pandor, Head of Alfallah, have both said big “thank yous” to Digicel and the West Indies Cricket Board for the visionary development programme.

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Barbadian student wins Kiddy Cricket Mascot Competition

Bridgetown, Barbados -Twelve year old Harrison College student, Barbadian Daniel Lashley has been declared the winner of the Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket ‘Design a Mascot Competition’.

Daniel’s entry “Chirpy the Cricket” copped the top position when weighed against 12 other national winners from across the Caribbean. Daniel won for himself a brand new laptop computer for his top placing in addition to the Nintendo DS he won for being the top entrant from his country.

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Webster joins Windies for 2nd Digicel Test

Bridgetown, Barbados – Dr. Rudi Webster has accepted an invitation to work with the West Indies players as they prepare for the Second Digicel Test match against India at Kensington Oval.

Dr. Webster, a renowned Sports Psychologist, will be with the team for the duration of the match. He accompanied the team during their training session on Sunday at Kensington Oval.

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Kirk Edwards replaces Nash in Test squad

Kingston, Jamaica– Barbadian right handed strokemaker Kirk Edwards has been named in the West Indies squad for the Second Digicel Test.

The 26 year old replaces out-of-form left handed Jamaican batsman Brendan Nash.

There are no other changes to the 13 man squad from the First Digicel Test which was won by India who now hold a 1-0 series lead in the three match rubber.

Windies Squad for Second Digicel Test

Darren Sammy – Captain

Adrian Barath

Carlton Baugh

Devendra Bishoo

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Stronger, fitter Fidel ready for comeback

Kingston, Jamaica – Fidel Edwards is eyeing a successful comeback to the international stage. The fiery fast bowler, who was sidelined for a long period with a back injury, has been named in the West Indies squad to face India in the First Digicel Test match. First ball at Sabina Park on Monday is 10 am (11 am Eastern Caribbean Time). The 29-year-old Edwards joined Windies team-mates in a full three-hour training session on Saturday at Sabina Park. He had an extended bowl in the nets and declared himself “ready” if selected in the starting line-up.
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