Bodgernarine Sharma, accompanied by his Mom, little brother and other family members, left the Charlestown pier on Tuesday for an extended tour to the UK with a West Indies select under 15 team.
He was met at the pier by President of the Nevis Cricket Association, Denrick Liburd who urged him to give of his best and make Nevis proud.
Sharma for his part, thanked all who have helped him to this stage of his cricketing career thus far, including family members, coaches and the NCA and vowed to give it his all, during the tour.
The young off spinning all-rounder, recently represented the Leeward Islands under 17 team in the regional tournament and admitted that he did not perform to his full potential then but is committed to making the upcoming tour an outstanding one.
There is one other Leeward islander in the team and that is Zawandi White of Montserrat.
The full team reads:
West Indies Youth players for UK tour with Surnames First
|The Itinerary for the tour is as follows: Day/Dates||Activity/Fixture|
|Wednesday 10th August||Depart Barbados VIRGIN ATLANTIC AIRWAYS VS 00030 10/08/16 BARBADOS ADAMS 17:15 LONDON GATWICK 06:40|
|Thursday 11th August||Arrive in the UK LGW (Met by England’s Barmy Army Colts representatives). Transfer to Travelodge Hotel. Free Day|
|Friday 12th August||WI U15s Training Day – Stanmore Cricket Club|
|Saturday 13th August||Lords Visit (Lords Net session (spin), Lords Ground Tour – Watch Match Middlesex vs Durham.|
|Sunday 14th August||WI U15s vs Hertfordshire EPP (Woollams Cricket Grounds, St Albans, 50 overs, 11a.m start) – White ball, Black Screens|
|Monday 15th August||WI vs South West England (Banbury Cricket Club, 50 overs, 11a.m start) – White ball, Black Screens|
|Tuesday 16th August||WI U15s vs Hampshire EPP, (Ageas Bowl, 50 Overs 11a.m Start) – White Ball, Black Screens|
|Wednesday 17th August||Free Day|
|Thursday 18th August||WI U15s vs London Schools EPP – (Shenley Cricket Centre , 50 overs 11a.m start) – White Ball/Black Screens)|
|Friday 19th August||WI U15s v England’s Barmy Army Colts (Stanmore CC 50 overs, 11a.m start) – Pink Ball/White Screens|
|Saturday 20th August||Free Day. Day trip to London for shopping/sightseeing.|
|Sunday 21st August||WI U15s vs London & East Region, (Merchant Taylors School, 50 Overs, 11a.m Start) – White Ball/Black Screens|
|Monday 22nd August||Depart UK – VIRGIN ATLANTIC AIRWAYS VS 00029 22/08/16 LONDON GATWICK 11:05 BARBADOS ADAMS 15:05|