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Women In Full Swing As ICC World T20 Championship Gets Closer

WE are almost down to the 100-days mark before Windies Women start their defense of the World Twenty20 Championship Title come Friday 9th – Thursday 24th November 2018.

The Windies Women have been in two high performance camps since April 30. They took a working break in June where they represented their national sides for the Women’s Championship.

Barbados and Jamaica emerged as the Super50 and T20 Champions respectively.

Up to Monday 16th July, the squad of 20 will be in Antigua for another high-performance programme which will include on and off the field sessions not limited to yoga, nutrition, mental conditioning along with simulation of game conditions and other cricketing techniques.

In May, the women in camp were also exposed to the UNICEF Child Protection course.

Windies women ICC T20 defending champions; Saint Lucia Qiana Joseph in training camp. (Photo: Getty Images/ICC)

The squad will have a warm up in September when they host South Africa.

Henderson Springer, Head Coach and his support team are running the sessions in Antigua.

Shania Abdool, Aria Fortune, Sheneta Grimmond, Karishma Ramharack are the new additions.

The 20-member squad in camp reads: Shania Abdool-Trinidad and Tobago, Merissa Aguilleira – Trinidad and Tobago, Shemaine Campbelle – Guyana, Shamilia Connell – Barbados, Britney Cooper – Trinidad and Tobago, Deandra Dottin – Barbados, Afy Fletcher – Windward Islands, Aria Fortune – Windward Islands, Shabika Gajnabi – Guyana, Sheneta Grimmond – Guyana, Chinelle Henry – Jamaica, Qiana Joseph – Windward Islands, Kycia Knight – Barbados, Hayley Matthews – Barbados, Natasha McClean – Jamaica, Anisa Mohammed – Trinidad and Tobago, Chedean Nation – Jamaica, Akeira Peters – Windward Islands, Karishma Ramharack -Trinidad and Tobago Shakera Selman – Barbados

Captain, Stafanie Taylor is unavailable due to other commitments and will play for the Western Storm in the UK in the Kia Super League which ends in August. Western Storm are the defending champions.

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