The Saint Lucia National Cricket Association (SLNCA) is pleased to announce that 19-year-old Kymani Sexius has been selected as one of ten finalists for the ‘Pace like Fire’ project being spearheaded by the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus.
The ‘Pace like Fire’ initiative is a programme developed by UWI in collaboration with Cricket West Indies (CWI) to begin the development of young fast bowlers. It is hoped that these young men and women will eventually transition into their national squads and regional teams and eventually into the West Indies set-up.
Last year a team headed by Daren Ganga did two talent searches in Saint Lucia, one in the north and another in the south. This talent search was geared at young fast bowlers between the ages of 15 and 21. Over 60 young men and women attended this talent search in Saint Lucia.
Talent searches were also conducted in Jamaica, Barbados, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago, Antigua and Barbuda and Guyana.
Sexius was the lone Saint Lucian selected and one of ten players from around the region. He will begin training at Cave Hill Campus from April 8-22 for the first stint of what is expected to be a two year engagement.
According to the SLNCA, they are extremely proud of Kymani and wish him the best in his endeavours and will continue to work hard to ensure that he reaches his full potential.