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Cricket academy squads unveiled

Bermuda Cricket Board have announced the first group of players who will make up the newly created BCB National Academy.

Following two weeks of trials, an under-13 and under-15 squad have been named for the coming season, and they will soon be joined by under-11 and under-17 squads. There will also be a National Women's squad, and a Girls Under-16s Development Squad.

The new national academy structure will begin this season, and comes after the BCB undertook a comprehensive review of the game in Bermuda.

“Under the reviewed structure of the BCBNA players will be educated in the technical, tactical, physical, cognitive, psychological and attitudinal domains of the game,” the board said in a statement yesterday.

“The programme will be also underpinned with the concepts developed in the 'Pursuing Victory with Honour' programme through the support of the Department of Youth and Sport.”

Players who have been left out of the squad will still have the chance to win a place if their performances over the season merit inclusion.

“It has been a difficult process in finalising the squads,” said head coach David Moore.

“I urge all those that attended and that have not been successful to continue to work hard at their game so that they continue to improve. There will be chances throughout the season for players to join the squad based on performances at club level.”

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Published March 08, 2011 at 1:00 am (Updated March 08, 2011 at 9:04 am)

Cricket academy squads unveiled

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