Grenada and host nation Saint Vincent and the Grenadines clash today (Friday) in the final qualifying game of the Windward Islands WINLOTTO U15 tournament.
However, their spinner Aravinda Bishop has caught the eyes of commentators broadcasting the games in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
The leg spinner who has picked up seven wickets in his two matches is capable of bowling accurately with either his left or his right arm. He is ambidextrous, meaning he can use the right and left hands equally.
According to the commentators, Bishop said from an early age his father encouraged him to use both hands equally in case one was injured, thus he could use the other effectively. They claimed he told them he can bat, write and *perform all activities using either hand.
The commentators have described him as one of the more confident and focused members of the Grenada team and a rare talent in U15 competitions. One of the commentators said he had to check the rules to be sure that Bishop could inter-change from right to left but didn’t see any data to prevent him.
On Wednesday, Grenada defeated Dominica by four wickets in their 50-overs per side match. Dominica batted first and scored 104 all out. Aravinda Bishop was the leading wicket taker with 3 for 23.
Chasing a winning target of 105, Jamie Wickham led the way for the Grenadians, top scoring with 27 not out. In their opening match of the tournament, Grenada and defending champions Saint Lucia shared the points. When persistent rain ruined the match, Saint Lucia batting first made 186 and in reply Grenada was 15 for 2.
Top scoring for Saint Lucia Kanil Nelson made 59 and Aravinda Bishop took 3 for 41.
Grenada ended day two of the tournament being at the top of the table with seven points followed by defending champions Saint Lucia on six point six and Dominica five point six. Bottom of the table Saint Vincent and the Grenadines at one point.
The Vincentians were humiliated by Dominica in their opening match, being bowled out for 46 which the Dominicans scored easily. They were beaten by Saint Lucia in their second match, chasing the Saint Lucians 190, SVG crashed to 105 all out and had no chance of reaching the final.