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Antigua and Barbuda’s versatile cricketer, Rahkeem Cornwall, has been appointed as the captain of the 13-member Leeward Islands Hurricanes squad for the upcoming Cricket West Indies (CWI) Regional 4 Day Championships scheduled to commence this month.
Assisting him as the deputy captain will be Antiguan batsman Kofi James.
In the 2023 edition of the championships, Cornwall showcased exceptional performance, emerging as the leading wicket-taker with 35 scalps at an impressive average of 14.34 across 10 innings.
James, on the other hand, contributed significantly with the bat, accumulating 249 runs over nine innings, with a highest score of 107 last year.
Cornwall, not just a potent bowler, also displayed prowess with the bat, scoring 239 runs in nine innings, with a highest individual score of 85.
Joining them in the 13-man squad are fellow Antiguan players, all-rounder Karima Gore and fast bowler Javier Spencer.
In the previous edition, Spencer claimed three wickets, while Gore showcased her batting skills, accumulating 110 runs, including a top score of 93 in just two matches.
Antiguan and Barbudan players Essan Warner, a batting all-rounder, and batsman Tyrone Williams Jr have been named as reserves after delivering commendable performances in various trial matches held in St Kitts.
The 2024 West Indies Championship is slated to kick off in February, with the initial three rounds scheduled from 7 to 24 February.