Hope makes the cut

Talented captain of the Barbados Under-19 team, Shai Hope, has been included in a 15-man national senior side to play in an International Twenty20 competition in Trinidad & Tobago next month, marking the twin-island republic’s 50th anniversary of Independence. Hope scored 405 runs including three centuries at an average of 81.25 in the just concluded regional Under-19 three-day tournament. He has also hit one hundred and a half-century in the ongoing Under-19 limited overs championship.

Four teams – Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados, Bangladesh and Afghanistan – will compete in the September 6-8 tournament. Squad: Kirk Edwards (captain), Tino Best, Rashidi Boucher, Shamarh Brooks, Jonathan Carter, Ryan Hinds, Alcindo Holder, Jason Holder, Shai Hope, Kyle Mayers, Carlo Morris, Ashley Nurse, Omar Phillips, Kemar Roach, Kevin Stoute. (BCA)

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