Grenada: Alick Athanaze to lead Windwards Volcanoes in 2023 West Indies Championship

Twenty-four-year-old left-handed batsman Alick Athanaze has been named Captain of the Windwards Volcanoes to participate in the 2023 West Indies Championship in Grenada. His deputy will be left-arm pacer Preston Mc Sween.

Grenada: Alick Athanaze to lead Windwards Volcanoes in 2023 West Indies Championship
Grenada: Alick Athanaze to lead Windwards Volcanoes in 2023 West Indies Championship

Grenada: Twenty-four-year-old left-handed batsman Alick Athanaze has been named Captain of the Windwards Volcanoes to participate in the 2023 West Indies Championship in Grenada. His deputy will be left-arm pacer Preston Mc Sween.

Athanaze will begin his captaincy career for the Windwards Volcanoes in their first match of the 2023 West Indies Championship against Trinidad & Tobago Red Force. This would be a home game at Grenada National Stadium from January 31 to February 3, 2023.

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Steve Mahon’s led selection panel has included one newcomer in the squad, Grenadian fast bowler Nicklaus Redhead. This would be Windward Islands’ first full 4-day championship in over two decades without the prolific runs scorer Devon Smith, who retired last season.

The full Windwards Volcanoes Squad for the first round of matches reads:

1. Alick Athanaze (Captain)

2. Preston Mc Sween (Vice-Captain)

3. Kimani Melius

4. Jerlani Robinson

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5. Kavem Hodge

6. Sunil Ambris

7. Teddy Bishop

8. Justin Greaves

9. Tevyn Walcott (Wicket-keeper)

10. Keron Cottoy

11. Kenneth Dember

12. Daurius Martin

13. Nicklaus Redhead

Notes

• Shermon Lewis is recovering from a shoulder injury; therefore was not considered for selection.

• Andre Fletcher is unavailable

• Obed Mc Coy is recovering from injury

About the West Indies Championship (2023)

The West Indies Championship is the four-day regional red ball format for the region featuring the six West Indies Territorial franchise teams. Six teams will play each other in a League format, consisting of 5 rounds played from January 31 until April 2023.

Windwards Volcanoes Schedule for rounds 1 & 2

• January 31 – February 3– Windwards Volcanoes v T&T Red Force at the Grenada National Stadium

• Feb 8 – 11- Windwards Volcanoes v Guyana Harpy Eagles at the Grenada National Stadium

Matches start at 10:00 am daily.

Windwards Volcanoes Official squad announcement for the first two rounds of matches will be announced on January 25, 2023. The 13 member party will be released to the public through various media platforms. People can submit their 13-member squad in the comments below.