The Berbice Cricket Board is set to host four mini-cricket academies across the country, with the first academy set to bowl off on Saturday in West Berbice.
The Berbice Cricket Board continues to forge ahead with the development of youth cricket in the ancient county with the hosting of four mini-cricket academies.
The West Berbice Cricket Association, under the leadership of David Black, will launch the first mini academy on Saturday, July 23, with close to 50 cricketers.
BCB President Hilbert Foster stated that the academy is a continuation of the coaching programme, which seeks to ensure that every cricketing talent in the ancient county is discovered and given pathways to develop.
Academies will also be hosted in New Amsterdam/Canje at the Rose Hall Canje Ground, Lower Corentyne at the Area H Ground, and Upper Corentyne sub-association at the Skeldon Ground.
Special emphasis will be placed on improving the players’ batting, bowling, and wicket-keeping techniques.
Coach Travis Hardcourt will lead a panel of coaches in carrying out the programme. Saturday’s session begins at 8:30h and goes on until 16:00h.
Players selected to attend are: