2021 Caribbean Premier League Champions, St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots, are set to make history as they will become the first CPL team to host an off-season talent scouting and player development camp. The camp will take place from April 2nd to April 12th in Antigua, focusing on identifying talent available to be recruited while also developing the cricketers who are already a part of the Patriots’ roster.
St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots Set to Conduct Player Development Camp
The training camp will be the start of a new player development program to be rolled out by the Patriots.
The franchise has built an esteemed reputation for talent identification with some of the brightest prospects in the Caribbean either starting their careers or spending time at the Patriots and blossoming. Players like Evin Lewis, Dominic Drakes, Joshua Da Silva, Brandon King and Fabian Allen are all an example of how the Patriots have identified talent before they have become established names in the Caribbean & the global T20 map.
“In sports, especially in the franchise model of sports – the focus is heavily result oriented and hence the process involved to get the desired result is often neglected. The Patriots have had a roller coaster ride in the CPL for the last 3 years – where we have not qualified for 2 years and won the championship in between those 2 years.
The success of the Patriots has been largely attributed to the success from our local players, hence we are looking to implement a comprehensive talent scouting & player development program which will help us in identifying emerging talent in the Caribbean region and help up skill these cricketers, which will eventually bear fruit not only for the Patriots but also for West Indies Cricket.” Mahesh Ramani – Owner, St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots
The overall aim of the camp and the player development program is to foster the growth and development of cricketers across the Caribbean, which will become a feeder system for both the Patriots & West Indies cricket.
The entire Player Development Program & Talent Scouting has been the brainchild of Adhishwar TA, Director of Cricket with the St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots, who is currently involved in the IPL with the Delhi Capitals & was previously a part of the Mumbai Indians- both franchisees who have been renowned to identify the best talent in the league.
“We have worked extremely hard to put in place the scouting network. We are proud to be the first team in the CPL to actively carry out Talent Scouting during the CWI Domestic season and locally across various Caribbean regions. The continued success of a franchise comes from the effort invested to nurture the talent of its players. We are committed to put in the effort and set up the process of player development.” Adhishwar TA – Director of Cricket.
Pete Russell, CEO of the Republic Bank Caribbean Premier League, said: “We are delighted that the St Kitts & Nevis Patriots have taken the initiative to seek out the best up and coming talent to be part of their franchise set up. Developing the next generation of Caribbean superstars is a big part of CPL’s mission within the region and this is something we will build on going forward with other franchises. We are looking forward to seeing the talent that they have unearthed at future CPL tournaments.”