In keeping with its tagline – Empowering Youth, Strengthening Communities and Advancing Sports, the Department of Community Youth & Sports Services announced Thursday its continued support of local cricketers.
According to a statement from the department, they have provided financial assistance to six local cricketers namely, Deno Baker, Jemuel Cabey, KasJuan Sullivan, Kriston Yearwood, Travis Harrison, and Zawandi White. The athletes will be heading to the United Kingdom to take part in the UK cricket league which commences in April and ends early September.
“This opportunity will allow them to be able to further enhance their cricket skills in various aspects of playing and coaching and provide networking prospects for future participation,” the release said.
The players have been drafted and will play for the following cricket clubs:
Deno Baker – Shelley Cricket Club
Jemuel Cabey – Haywards Heath Cricket Club
KasJuan Sullivan – Berkhamsted Cricket Club
Kriston Yearwood – Pentwortham Cricket Club
Travis Harrison – Moulton Harrox Cricket Club
Zawandi White – Milnrow Cricket Club
In 2021, the DCYSS provided financial support which assisted the Montserrat Cricket Association in executing planned activities to include an 8 week 50 Over and T20 Tournament in addition to supporting three athletes to pursue similar opportunities in the United Kingdom.
The department remains committed to supporting opportunities for advancing sports and the careers of our young sporting professionals in all areas.
“We take this time to wish the cricketers every success as their continued development positively contributes to the overall development of cricket and sports on Montserrat,” the statement ended.