A strong Barbados team will take to the field tomorrow to challenge defending champions Jamaica in the opening round match of the West Indies Cricket Board Regional Under-15 Tournament in St Kitts.
The major clash of the round will take place at Warner Park where West Indies and New Zealand recently concluded their One Day International clash. The other two matches in the round will see home team Leeward Islands contesting against Trinidad and Tobago at Molineaux and Guyana taking on Windward Islands at Conaree.
The tournament will consist of 15 two-day matches played at three venues and under tailor-made rules for junior cricket.
The tournament concludes on July 3.
The tournament will see the continuation of the use of the Pace Wickets Bonus Points System which was implemented by the WICB to encourage teams to use their fast bowlers. The system will award teams 0.5 points for each wicket taken by a fast bowler on that team. All bonus points will be added to the match points.
As has become customary, the WICB will also host a player development seminar during the tournament.
Barbados is being led by Lenico Boucher and much attention will be on last year’s under-13 captain Deswin Currency, who led his team to the title. He left Barbados yesterday having scored four centuries in five matches in the ongoing LIME Under-15 Tournament.†