CWI unveils Emerging Players Academy

The Coolidge Cricket Ground previously known as the Stanford Cricket Ground and the Sticky Wicket sports restaurant in St. John’s, Antigua.
Associated Press/Johnny Jno-Baptiste, file
Cricket West Indies (CWI) announced the formation of a new Emerging Players Academy, aimed at supporting the development of world-class players from the Caribbean.
A CWI media release last week said, “The academy, which will run annually, will utilize the facilities at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua — the new home of West Indies cricket, where the best young men’s and women’s cricketers will come to Antigua throughout the year for several high- performance training and development camps.”
The first intake for the Emerging Players Academy will start in July 2022 and run for a year. Up to 30 players will be selected from both the men’s and women’s talent pool, aged between 19 and 25.
The program will focus on developing the  players holistically and include specific aspects of the game away from the pitch, such as media engagements, financial management, personal development and leadership.
The program will also play an important role in building regional capacity within high-performance player support.

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