Worldwide Cricket Academy
Miramar, Florida, October 14, 2014 — The Worldwide Cricket Academy (WWCA) Elite Women’s Program is set to tour Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) from October 23 to 27, 2014.
Through the support and collaboration of the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board and the Trinidad and Tobago Women’s Cricket Association (TTWCA), WWCA will play two T20s and one 35-over match against a national Trinidad and Tobago 19-and-under women’s team. Matches will be played on October 25 and 26 at the Sir Frank Worrell Development Centre in Balmain, Couva.
WWCA is a youth cricket academy based in Florida, USA. The academy launched a women’s program in March 2014 for players wishing to become elite players. In this pursuit, WWCA hosted an open camp led by Coach Robin Singh, USA men’s national and Mumbai Indians coach; and practice matches in June led by Coach Stephanie Power, former West Indies women assistant coach, with the assistance of Stafanie Taylor, West Indies vice captain.
WWCA has been on a mission to provide more high-quality, practice and match-playing opportunities for the development of US women cricketers.
“Women’s cricket in the US has been in existence for five years now so our player pool is still very small and there are very few playing opportunities for the women. Until such time we have women’s leagues, WWCA aims, with the financial support of sponsors, to give our current and upcoming players exposure to quality teams. We are very appreciative to the TTWCA for hosting us for these games. ICC regional women competitions have been suspended in the Americas region but hopefully they will be reinstated soon and when they are, our players would be better prepared,” said Ricky Toolsie, president of WWCA.
Team WWCA: Kinza Azmat, Sara Farooq, Sindhu FNU, Nadia Gruny, Triholder Marshall, Nisha Patel, Samantha Ramautar, Akshatha Rao, Erica Rendler, Vritti Sethi, Geetha Shawkarla, Neha Sukhija, Gita Venkat.
Coach: Stephanie Power
Physiotherapist: Neil Lashley
Manager: Amutha Venkat