Jamaica's Under 15 cricketers are set to depart the island of Thursday to take part in the regional youth tournament in Antigua and Barbuda from April 11-21. The largely new-look team was presented with their playing gear on Wednesday at Sabina Park. Captain Jordan Johnson and Adrian Weir are the only two survivors from the 2018 squad who finished third in the competition that was held here in Jamaica.
Johnson who finished last year's tournament as the top wicket-taker, will lead the team, having played in the UK with the West Indies Under-15 team in 2018. Phillip Service will once again lead the team to Antigua. The squad is completed by vice-captain Michael Clarke, Steven Wedderburn, Julani Sinclair, Kenardo Cameron, Odel Samuels, Xavi Williams, Kev'Aundre Virgo, Damar Freeburn, Lindale Anderson, Tamarie Redwood, Marlon Williams and Reon Edwards.
Jamaica last won the regional U-15 tournament in 2011 under captain Ramaal Lewis. This 50-over tournament will see Jamaica facing its 5 other regional counterparts – Barbados, Guyana, Leeward Islands, Trinidad & Tobago and the Windward Islands in a round-robin format where each team faces the other once. The team to accumulate the most points at the end of the five rounds will be crowned champions.