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CAPTION: Some of the Christ Church Foundation School cricketers listening intently to West Indies T20 Captain Carlos Brathwaite.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017Members of the Christ Church Foundation School’s cricket team got some valuable advice and words of inspiration from their cricketing idols yesterday when they met players of the West Indies team, thanks to the Digicel team in Barbados.

The session, which took place ahead of the International T-20 games between the West Indies and Pakistan, saw the youngsters getting an opportunity to interact with the players and watch them during a practice session.

After showing the boys some tips and tricks of the game, player Jason Holder, encouraged the young cricketers to, “Keep working at it. Hard work is key and it pays off. Make sure you prepare and take the game seriously and everything will fall in to place - but you have to keep working hard. Be smart about your game and work on your skills.”

Christ Church Foundation has risen to the pinnacle of schools’ cricket with both the U-19 and the U-15 winning several championships over the past few years. Shonar Clarke, Cricketer of the Christ Church Foundation School said “It was a great opportunity to receive encouragement and meet the players of the West Indies Team.

Director of Marketing for Digicel Barbados, Carolyn Shepherd, explained that the meet and greet was a part of the company’s community outreach sports programme. She said, “This initiative is important to us at Digicel because we have a vested interest in empowering our youth through sports and giving them a platform to realise their full potential. A lot of these youngsters see these professional players as people they aspire to be like – so we are thankful to the West Indies team for facilitating this session and spending some valuable time with the boys.”

The Barbados leg of the West Indies vs Pakistan T-20 tour will be played at the Queens Park Oval in Barbados from 30th April to 4th May at the Queens Park Oval. 

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