St John’s, Antigua — Despite the absence of several star players the squads for the WICB Regional Under 19 Tournament remain competitive.

The tournament, which is being played in Barbados, bowls off on Saturday July 28th with three matches.

The home team will be skippered by Shai Hope in the absence of West Indies Test batsman Kraigg Brathwaite who is leading the Windies Under 19 team in Australia at the ICC Under 19 World Cup.

Guyana’s First Class batsman Chanderpaul Hemraj will partner with West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul’s son Tagenarine Chanderpaul and Shimron Hetmeyer in what is expected to be a formidable batting line up. Their first assignment will be against the Leeward Islands who will be coached by the newly appointed former West Indies wicketkeeper, Ridley Jacobs.

Former Test batsman Robert Samuels continues at the helm for Jamaica who will be managed by former West Indies and Jamaican spinner Nehemiah Perry.

Following the completion of the 3 Day version of the tournament, an ICC Under 20 team will join the six regional squads for the 50 Over segment which commences on August 19th.

Barbados: Shai Hope (Captain), Jameel Stuart (Vice Captain), Kemar Brathwaite, Jonathan Drakes, Darnell Greenidge, Chaim-Alexis Holder, Aaron Jones, Akeem Jordan, Carlos Maynard (Wicketkeeper), Shayne Moseley, Neil Persaud, Craig St. Hill, Malcolm Welcome-Goodman, Chad Williams
Head Coach: Dexter Toppin
Team Manager: Livingstone Coppin

Guyana: Shawn Pereira (Captain), Chanderpaul Hemraj (Vice Captain), Ricardo Adams, Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Dexter George, Shimron Hetmeyer, Denesh Mangal (Wicketkeeper), Gudakesh Motie-Kanhai, Mohan Ramdeen, Brian Sattaur, Romario Shepherd, Vijai Surajpaul, Mark Tyrell, Kamesh Yadram
Head Coach: Adrian Amsterdam
Team Manager: Alvin Johnson

Jamaica: Oshane Walters (Captain), Tezwayne Creary (Vice Captain/Wicketkeeper), Tristan Coleman, Raghni Francis, Brian Gayle, Delbert Gayle, Kerry Holness, Kijana Johnson, Brandon King, Jermaine Levy, Odaine McCatty, James McDonald, Christopher Powell, Aldaine Thomas
Head Coach: Robert Samuels
Team Manager: Nehemiah Perry

Leeward Islands: Ackeme Saunders, Tristran Hanley, Leachim Philips, Darren Hobson, Duan Webb, Colin Archibald, Diamond Parris, Alzarri Joseph, Shevon Moore, Omari Mathew, Deno Baker, Shawn Tuitt, Ashawn Hodge, Charvel Archibald
Head Coach: Ridley Jacobs
Assistant Coach: Pernel Watley

Trinidad and Tobago: Philton Williams (Captain), Tevin Robertson (Vice Captain), Jovan Ali, Brian Christmas, Addrien Daniel, Andy Gobin, Vikash Mohan, Nairon Motilal, Ewart Nicholson, Nicholas Pooran, Anthony Simmons, Al Small (Wicketkeeper), Jermey Solozano, Stephen Wharwood
Head Coach: Kelvin Williams
Team Manager: Roland Sampath

Windward Islands: Ray Jordan (Captain), Jerlani Robinson (Vice Captain), Junior Alfred, Gian Benjamin, Horlice Blair, Shaquille Browne, Roland Cato, Kenneth Dember, Larry Edward, Tarryck Gabriel, Keone George, Shermon Lewis, Preston McSween, Gidron Pope (Wicketkeeper)
Head Coach: Raymond Duncan
Team Manager: Irvin Warrican

ICC Americas (for 50 Over tournament only): Manny Aulakh (Canada), Darren Cato (Cayman Islands), Sacha De Alwis (Cayman Islands), Nikhil Dutta (Canada), Rudolph Fox (Bahamas), Josh Gilbert (Bermuda), Nitish Kumar (Canada), Kamau Leverock (Bermuda), Cameron Mirza (USA), Mital Patel (USA), Rayankhan Pathan (Canada), Darren Ramsammy (Canada), Akash Shah (Canada), Gurpreet Sandhu (USA), Hammad Shahid (USA), Steven Taylor (USA)
*ICC Americas 14 man squad will be named on August 15th.