The Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) has extended congratulations to West Indies U19 team on reaching the ICC U19 World Cup Final, by virtue of defeating Bangladesh.
The GCB is delighted with the performances of the Guyanese, Shimron Hetmyer, Tevin Imlach and Keemo Paul who have all contributed significantly in the team’s success. The Board gives credit to its Professional Cricket Development Structure, which encompasses collaborated training between established senior contracted players and emerging national players under the academy programme. This collaborated component of cricket development has advanced valuable support to all players involved, providing a great blend of youth and experience, and promoting the treasured purpose of technical soundness, physical fitness, nutrition, healthy lifestyle and mental toughness.
The GCB is of the view, that these youths maturity, grit and determination are semblances of the product of future great cricketers who have been nurtured under a purposeful and meaningful professional cricket Development structure.
We encourage the West Indies U-19 team to continue to demonstrate attributes of professionalism – to be goal oriented and tolerant by exhibiting an unwavering commitment towards attaining set individual and group goals. With such talented youth players, we are confident that they will lift the ICC Under-19 World Cup 2016.
The West Indies will play India on Sunday in the final.
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