Five Barbados cricketers receive cricket scholarships to represent Canadian college

Five young women cricketers from Barbados have earned cricket scholarships to represent Keyano College in Canada from the academic year of 2021, The Barbados Advocate reported.

Shai Carrington, Shaunte Carrington, Kaeria Holligan, Tiffany Thorpe and Aaliyah Williams have been selected to represent Keyano College as members of their Huskies program.

Kirk Greaves, a cricket executive from Bardbados, facilitated the scholarship deals as part of the talent identification program run by his firm Future Elite Management in association with Amanda Reifer, head of the academy of sports at the University of the West Indies (UWI).

“This is just the beginning of Future Elite Management’s effort to showcase our talent internationally by providing educational opportunities for our best players,” Greaves was quoted as saying. “This relationship with Keyano College will provide numerous opportunities for both male and female cricketers across the Caribbean region.”

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The Carrington sisters, wicket-keeper batter Shai and bowling allrounder Shaunte, are part of Barbados Cricket Association’s team along with Holligan. Thorpe and Williams currently represent the UWI. They will join Keyano College for the winter semester in January 2021.

Irfan Bangash, head Coach of Huskies cricket program, believes the five selected players will strengthen the team with their presence and will help in the growth of the program.

“I am thankful to Kirk Greaves of Future Elite Management who helped us recruit five talented girls to play in our women’s team, starting January 2021. These girls will help our programme grow and strengthen the women’s cricket team,” he said.

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