October 2, 2014

Percival welcomes training camp for women’s squad for regional tournament

Andre Percival

Andre Percival

By Rajiv Bisnauth

Guyana Women’s coach Andre Percival said he hopes to use the five-week training camp to refine the technical and tactical skills of his players.

A squad of 14 and six reserve players were selected on Friday by the senior national selection panel of the Guyana Cricket Board, started the training camp on Saturday at the Chetram Singh Centre of Excellence at LBI.

The squad was selected to participate in this year’s Senior Regional Women’s Cricket Tournament, slated for Grenada from August 5.

West Indies players June Ogle and Tremayne Smartt were named captain of the One-Day and T20 teams respectively.

“The purpose of this camp is to get the players together; we wanted to get the players together, so we could do remedial work on their game.”

Territorial Development Officer (TDO) of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB), Monte Lynch  going through the paces with the female squad

Territorial Development Officer (TDO) of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB), Monte Lynch going through the paces with the female squad

“We will be looking at all the basics, batting, bowling and fielding,” he said. “We need to examine each player’s game and work on the areas in which they need to improve,” added Percival.

“This camp is very important because the Inter-County tournament was affected by the weather, so the players did not get the amount of turf preparation. We hope to have at least some practice games, but it will depend on the weather” he said.

The team departs for Grenada on August 3.

Guyana: Tremayne Smartt (captain T20), Erva Giddings, Melanie Henry, Shamaine Campbelle, June Ogle (captain 50-overs), Katana Mentore, Haseena Mohamed, Joann Vansertima, Trishanie Cort, Leana Harris, Latoya Smith, Kavita Yadram, Akaze Thompson and Phaffiana Millington.

Standby: Mandy Mangru, Jacquelyn Singh, Tessa Park, Latoia Toney, Natasha Gangoo and Lashun Toussaint.

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