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WI batsman Darren Bravo to set up cricket academy in Trinidad

Published:Wednesday | April 8, 2015 | 12:00 AM

PORT-OF-SPAIN (CMC):

West Indies middle order batsman, Darren Bravo, has announced plans to setup a Youth Cricket Academy in Trinidad and Tobago. The Academy is due to start on May 2 and run until July 26, with sessions conducted by West Indies Cricket Board registered coaches Eldon Ramadeen and Frank Sorzano.

"I want to be a part of the rise of West Indies cricket as a player, but I also want to inspire young players, not only by my performances, but by my personal interaction with them," said Bravo.

"Cricket mirrors life in that it demands that individuals have to always assess where they are and try to develop themselves to become better human beings."

The academy is targeting boys and girls between the ages of six and 19, and sessions are carded for weekends at the Brian Lara Recreational Ground in Santa Cruz, Bravo's home town.

"I've always wanted to be able to give back to my community, and alongside the Santa Cruz Sports Association, we felt the time was right to introduce this Academy," said Bravo, who has played 32 Tests, 81 one-day internationals and 12 T20 Internationals.

"I have learnt so much from the game and the various people that have helped me along the way give me the will and desire to play a part in helping young people through sport."