KINGSTON, Jamaica – Antigua & Barbuda’s Alzarri Joseph has been included in a squad of 19 players selected to begin a two week training camp as the West Indies Under-19 side begins preparations for the ICC Youth World Cup next year in Bangladesh.
The fast-bowler joins Kacey Carty, Jaeel Clarke, Shahid Crooks, Michael Frew, Jyd Goolie, Keon Harding, Shimron Hetmyer, Tevin Imlach and Ryan John as members of the training squad.
The other members are Kirstan Kallicharran, Obed McCoy, Keemo Paul, Akshaya Persaud, Gidron Pope, Akil Seetal, Keagan Simmons, Odean Smith and Shamar Springer.
Also included as “special invitees,” are Brad Barnes, Ramone Francis, Leonardo Friginette, Miguel Smith, Jevoy Spencer and Oshane Thomas.
The Selection Panel of the West Indies Cricket Board chose the players on the basis of their performance in the Regional Under-19 Tournament which concluded here on Sunday.
The camp, which began on Tuesday, will run until August 17 with training taking place at the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies and the Kensington Recreation Park.
The training sessions will be conducted under the guidance of West Indies High Performance coaches Graeme West and Vasbert Drakes.
The Selection Panel has also invited a number of Jamaica Under-19 players to be part of practice matches with the training squad.