Alick Athanaze on Windies team to face England

Alick Athanaze

Dominican cricketer, Alick Athanaze, has been chosen once again to be on the West Indies senior men’s team this time to face England in the upcoming CG United One-Day International (ODI) Series.

Cricket West Indies (CWI) Senior Men’s Selection Panel announced the squad on Monday, November 20.
The teams will be led by Shai Hope with Alzarri Joseph named as the new vice captain. Lead Selector Dr. Desmond Haynes said Joseph was chosen as skipper because he showed maturity and good leadership qualities when he was part of the Leeward Islands Hurricanes during the recent CG United Super50 Cup.

“We believe with exposure and opportunities he could be a future leader in West Indies cricket,” he said.

Athanaze also played in the CG United Super50 Cup, which ended on November 11, as vice-captain of the Windward Volcanoes. Haynes said he expects the team to do well on home turf in the upcoming England Tour.

“England on tour of the West Indies is always filled with excitement and expectation,” he stated.

“We expect this to be a hard-fought series, but we also believe this squad will do well in our home conditions. We have a clear vision. We are focused on building a solid team. Our main focus is to rebuild for success at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2027.”

According to CWI, the CG United ODI Series will feature three matches. The tour will start with two CG United ODIs at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Sunday, December 3, and Wednesday, December 6. The first CG United ODI is a day game starting at 9:30 am with the second CG United ODI being a day/night game starting at 1:30 pm. The
tour then moves to Barbados for the third and final CG United ODI to be played at Kensington Oval, on Saturday, December 9. This will also be a day/night game starting at 1:30 pm.

A preparation camp for the tour will begin in Antigua on Monday, November 20. Head Coach Daren Sammy said everyone on the team is aware of what is required to face England on home soil.

“The camp will be detailed and based on specifics that we have identified will be required if we are to be successful at the international level,” he said on Monday. “We will have high-intensity, purposeful training sessions and everything that we do will be geared towards improving and winning. I believe in preparation. I believe when you prepare well you give yourself the best chance of winning. When you do the hard work, the right kind of work, when you finetune your skills, that will add value to your game.”

The full squad is as follows:
Shai Hope (captain)
Alzarri Joseph (vice captain)

Alick Athanaze
Yannic Cariah
Keacy Carty
Roston Chase
Shane Dowrich
Matthew Forde
Shimron Hetmyer
Brandon King
Gudakesh Motie
Kjorn Ottley
Sherfane Rutherford
Romario Shepherd
Oshane Thomas

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  1. Lashing Dem
    November 21, 2023

    Athanaze, a very young and talented batsman, has a bright future in international cricket. My sincere wish is that he avoids the same fate as another once promising West Indian left handed batsman, Devon Smith of Grenada.

    Though Smith had a phenomenal regional career while seamlessly destroying local opposition bowling, he was never able to impress on the international circuit leaving fans to wonder what could have been.

    We very well might be naming a Section of the Windsor Park stadium after batting maestro Athanaze if he is able to conquer his high risk / low reward propensity that threatens to short-circuit his rise to cricketing fame and glory.

  2. Former cricketer
    November 21, 2023

    @ Lin Clown, why do you keep making yourself look like a blind fool all the time for? Does everything have to be about politics? I am a poto UWP and there is nothing negative from me or IBO. You are the damn negative one that paid no respect or regard to Alick Athanaze but was quick to use his success to play politics. Way the hell places Dominica going when cricket was played on every single ground up to 2003 and now no damn cricket is hardly played ? Stop making a fool out of yourself as you sound like that stupid Christian guy or the Brown paper bag fool

  3. Bwa-Banday
    November 21, 2023

    Congrats young man, keep making us proud. Jah blessings on you always.

  4. Gratitude
    November 21, 2023

    it’s clear Dominica 🇩🇲 is on the rise we need more Dominica representing the west indies, and sports persons that can hold there own at the highest level. this is a form of marketing and promotional for the nature island. investment in sports. I listern to Esprite on DBS radio interview with Cecil Joseph and he clearly deserves an opportunity to showcase his sporting knowledge at a highest level.

  5. Former Cricketer
    November 21, 2023

    I wish him well and hope he doesn’t give his wicket away as he’s known to be doing. My advice to him is, it’s better to get a single than to give his wicket away trying to heat a four or a six and it’s better to face 120 balls and get 100 than to try to score a hundred from 60 balls and get out for 30 from 15 balls. Bat long, put a price on your wicket and remember runs will come as long as you are in the wicket . Good luck as all of us wish you well and best of luck

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  6. Lin clown
    November 21, 2023

    Dominica going places in sports.Waiting for the usual negative comments from the UWP acolytes and the media whore on q95.

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    • me
      November 21, 2023

      @Lin clown
      Over the past 23 years, ALL sports have plummeted in Dominica. Cricket, football, rounders, netball, track and field, etc.. No facilities. Facilities used as dump sites, etc.
      You are lost in a foreign land, your clown!

  7. Ibo France
    November 21, 2023

    Alick Athanaze is a very talented batsman, there is no doubt about that. Very elated to see him consistently included on the senior West Indies Cricket Team in recent times.

    In order for him to ‘permanently’ cement himself in the team, he has to stop giving away his wicket in the 40ties and 60ties, but concentrate and carry on to cross that elusive three digit score.

    Best wishes to you my brother. Make Dominica proud!

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    • Telford Shillingford
      November 21, 2023

      Young fella needs to concentrate and do not attempt that risky reverse sweep so early in his innings. He can easily score hundreds with the number of other strokes in his bag.

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