Dominica’s Pearl Etienne named in West Indies Women’s Team for ICC Tournament in South Africa

St John’s, Antigua: The West Indies Board’s Selectors today named the following players to represent the West Indies at the International Cricket Council’s Women’s Challenge in Potchefstroom, South Africa in October:

1. Merissa Aguilleira (Trinidad and Tobago) Captain/Wicket-keeper

2. Anisa Mohammed (Trinidad and Tobago) Vice Captain

3. Shemaine Campbell (Guyana) Wicket-keeper

4. Britney Cooper (Trinidad and Tobago)

5. Shanel Daley (Jamaica)

6. Deandra Dottin (Barbados)

7. Pearl Etienne (Dominica)

8. Cordel Jack (St Vincent and the Grenadines)

9. Stacy-Ann King (Trinidad and Tobago)

10. Subrina Munroe (Guyana)

11. Juliana Nero (St Vincent and the Grenadines)

12. Shakera Selman (Barbados)

13. Tremayne Smartt (Guyana)

14. Stafanie Taylor (Jamaica)

Pearl Etienne Profile (cricinfo.com)

Full name  Pearl Sharlin Etienne
Born July 6, 1982, Goodwill, Dominica
Current age 28 years 59 days
Major teams West Indies Women
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium

50-over Championship

Wednesday, October 6: vs Netherlands at Witrand Cricket Field

Thursday, October 7: vs Ireland at North West University Ground 2

Saturday, October 9: vs Sri Lanka at North West University Ground 1

Sunday, October 10: vs South Africa at North West University Ground 1

Tuesday, October 12: vs Pakistan at Senwes Park

T20 Challenge

Thursday, October 14: vs South Africa at North West University Ground 1

Saturday, October 16: vs Netherlands at North West University Ground 1

WICB Chairman of Selectors Clyde Butts noted: “We have picked a very good team for the upcoming tournament and I expect them to do very well. We have the nucleus of the team which has been playing together for the last couple of years … most of the players who have done well at the international level. There is a good balance is squad and we have a lot of allrounders.

“The players are growing in experience and this series is being seen as part of the ultimate build-up to the next ICC Women’s World Cup. It is a young team, with a number of players in their teens and early 20s, and we are looking to build with the future in mind. Even though it is a young team, the players are quite experienced at the international level and this trip will be a chance to gain more experience in foreign conditions. We have played in South Africa before so the girls should be familiar with the conditions and know how to adapt when they get there.

“We have two newcomers to the squad – Subrina Munroe and Pearl Etienne. The two new players are both very good seam bowlers and they performed very well in the recent WICB Women’s Tournament in St Vincent. Both can also bat and they can be expected to make good contributions in the lower order. They have been knocking at the door for sometime and have managed to work their way into the team.

“We have not included Pam Lavine in the squad for this tour. She is still a good batter, and she has done well for Barbados and West Indies in the past. Her general fitness worked against her on this occasion and for this tour we decided to look at some other options. Not making the team for this tour does not mean she has been discarded nor has she been retired. She is still part of the overall plans in West Indies Women’s cricket.”

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9 Comments

  1. traubstraumma
    December 14, 2010

    There are uncountable types of greetings that are cast-off in unheard-of situations, depending on the step by step of intimacy between the people, then of age, or the circumstances of the meeting.

    I would like you to precisely phrase: “Hi, you are most acceptable”.

  2. one love
    October 3, 2010

    hearts off to u girl gods blessing always eat,sleep and dream cricket girl not only mens can do women also big up

  3. Galba Boys
    October 2, 2010

    Hi pearl let me add my voice here in congratulating you on this momentous ocassion in your life.I am happy that when we the galba boys were playing cricket on the road in tete galba we never ridiculed you or left you out of our games..always new you could go places in cricket when the time would present itself….and here you are..Pearl just keep working and push for even bigger and better things in the future….so on behalf of ma yoy and all the galba folks i extend my fullest congratulation to you…

  4. Black Nobility
    September 5, 2010

    you have worked very hard for this…this shows us all a lesson, never give up on our goals…congratulations and we wish you all the best in South Africa. you have made your country proud…blessings

  5. good choice
    September 4, 2010

    congrats Pearl….you ought to be proud of your efforts and determination to reach the top…wish u all the best and know you’ll make us proud in D/ca esp. p.savanne…..

  6. Anonymous
    September 3, 2010

    Hey Pearl Congrats girl, ur dreams are coming to reality.

  7. Channel 1
    September 3, 2010

    Congratulations Pearl! Wish you all the best in South Africa. Aim for strong performances.

  8. Congratulations
    September 3, 2010

    Good luck and take it one game at a time and dream big.

  9. Itassian
    September 3, 2010

    Another Dominican Making it to the West Indies Cricket Team only this time a woman,
    Congrats Pearl. You, just as Shane Shillingford earlier this year, are making us(Dominica) proud. We(Dominica) wish you the best with the team.

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