Dowrich: A chance to excel

It is a new role for him at this level of the sport, but Shane Dowrich is excited about leading the Cricket West Indies President’s XI against England in a four-day tour match, starting today in Antigua.

The Barbados Pride wicketkeeper-batsman said opportunity knocked for him and several of his teammates when they take the field at the Coolidge Cricket Ground on the outskirts of the Antigua capital of St John’s.

The match will be the only warm-up contest for the visitors before the first Test against West Indies, starting on March 8 a few kilometres away at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground.

“I am definitely looking forward to it,” he told CWI Media. “It’s good to be back on the park and playing competitively again.

“It’s also good to be named captain. It’s a new one for me, but this is also a good test for me to see where I am in terms of that. I have done a bit for my club, YMPC back home (in Barbados), but other than that, I did a bit at school… nothing major like this though.” (AR)

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