St. Lucian teen selected for West Indies team

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St. Lucian teen selected for West Indies team

qiana-joseph-saint-lucia-west-indies-womens-cricketSixteen year-old Qiana Joseph has been selected to the West Indies Women’s Cricket team to participate in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Women’s World Cup.

Qiana is one of four new caps selected for the Women’s World Cup. In recent years, she has attracted the attention of regional cricket selectors with the quality of her left arm seam bowling, powerful hitting, and good all round skills in the field.

Awarded the Junior Female Cricketer of the Year in 2014 and 2015, Qiana has demonstrated an interest in cricket since she was nine years old. At the time she was part of the northern cluster of the Grass Roots Cricket Program while at the Grande Riviere Primary School, and also participated in the After School Cricket Enhancement Program by the Department of Youth Development and Sports.

She made her senior team debut at the age of 13, and has so far produced a top score of 94. Her debut in the West Indies Cricket Board Regional Cricket Tournament came at the age of 14.

Qiana will be leaving the island on May 26 to join the team of players selected for a training camp in Barbados prior to the World Cup. The International Cricket Council (ICC) Women’s World Cup is scheduled for June 24 to July 23, in England.

The Department of Youth Development and Sports congratulates Qiana on her selection and wishes her every success for the World Cup.

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  1. After years of dissing Ignatius Cadet, the board is now recognizing that politics as usual will not do. Thanks to Charles Johnson and Darren Sammy. Congratulations, you make us proud, you make Corinth proud.

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  2. I am a St.Lucian and live in the UK, so proud of this young lady. I hope I'll be able to find where they will be playing too attend. I remember my younger days, when I use to play football, cricket and participate in athletics. I wish lots more young people would get them selves occupied doing something constructive, instead of getting into the wrong crowd and causing trouble. I wish her great things ahead.

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  3. All I missing is to hear that the gov't is supporting her financially. I hv no problem with my tax money going to assist this young lady. Superb. Seems the Department of Youth and Sports had a good program going. Also the work done by the Crafton bros. and John Eugene in those academies is bearing fruit. Hope she has all the financial support she needs. My eyes glued to the tv. in June.

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  4. Children , of St Lucia please take note and stay away from drugs and bad company. don't be afraid to speak out , St Lucia belong to the youth so make something of it. You will be tested on the streets pass the test don't fail and disappoint us. peace.

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    • You think it's easy as just walking away and closing the door, when all you know to stay alive is drugs and crime from the time you were 4years old. One needs to literally be removed from that environment and be re-educated.

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  5. I'm going to have my eyes on you all the way through the tournament. Don't be distracted. Stay focused.

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  6. Wow..this is great news young lady..congratulations...go for the moon while u count y stars..proud St Lucian...I'm very happy for u dear..God Bless each move u make..dont blow it

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  7. that's the kind of thing i love to hear, we already proud of you young lady, so go ahead and make us prouder, congratulation, young lady,never give up, all the best

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