Cricket West Indies (CWI) President Ricky Skerritt has hailed the enthusiasm in the West Indies training camp, which got under way here yesterday at 3W’s Oval.
Skerritt, along with chief executive Johnny Grave and director of cricket Jimmy Adams, visited the camp at UWI Cave Hill where the one-day squad for the Ireland Tri-Nations Series began their preparation.
After addressing players and members of the coaching staff in a brief talk, Skerritt said he was pleased with the “vibe” resonating throughout the group.
“We are in transit to Jamaica to conduct some important business, and we felt it was important to come and spend a few hours to connect with the players and wish them well for the remainder of the camp and the tour ahead,” Skerritt said.
“We are impressed with the vibe we got from everyone. There was a bit of a setback with the rain, but they were able to use the indoor facility and it would seem that they have gotten off to a very positive start.”
While the persistent rain restricted players mostly to the indoor nets, new interim head coach Floyd Reifer still managed to oversee three hours of preparatory work in the afternoon.
Key players like batsman Shai Hope, along with seamers Shannon Gabriel and Kemar Roach, all took part on day one of the camp. They were named last week in a 14-man squad for the Tri-Nations Series in Dublin which involves Bangladesh, and runs from May 3-17.