Devonie Joseph, a left-handed bat/wicket-keeper from Grenada, is included in the West Indies Rising Stars U19 team to tour Sri Lanka.
Both the Ministry of Sports and the Grenada Cricket Association have congratulated Joseph, wishing him great success in Sri Lanka.
Joseph has enjoyed a successful season representing Grenada and the Windward Islands in the respective regional U19 tournaments. He was a centurion for Grenada in the Windward Islands tournament.
Cricket West Indies has named a 15-man squad to play two four-day Tests and three ODI matches against Sri Lanka starting on August 25.
Top-order batter Dominican Stephan Pascal will be captain for the white ball matches with Nathan Sealy, the left-handed slow bowling allrounder, to lead the side for two red ball matches which conclude the Tour.
The squad includes three players who played in the ICC Men’s U19 World Cup in 2022 which was hosted in the West Indies. They are: fast bowler Isai Thorne, allrounder Nathan Edward and left-handed batter Jordan Johnson.
The next ICC Men’s U19 Cricket World Cup will be played in Sri Lanka in January and February 2024.
Robert Haynes, Lead Selector for the Rising Stars Men’s Under 19s said:
“This is a very important tour to Sri Lanka for the development of this group of young cricketers. We have some excellent players in the squad who did very well in the recent West Indies Rising Stars Under 19s Championships in St. Vincent, and we believe they will continue to grow and develop on this upcoming tour.”
The tour schedule:
August 25: 50-over warm-up match at Colts Cricket Club, Colombo
August 27: 1st Youth ODI at Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium
August 30: 2nd Youth ODI at Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium
September 01: 3rd Youth ODI at Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium
September 05 – 08: 1st Youth Test at Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium
September 12 – 15: 2nd Youth Test at Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium