Guyana dominated Regional U-19 cricket in the 1990s winning an unprecedented six consecutive three-day titles from 1992 to 1997 and Berbician Andre Ricardo Percival is the most successful three-day U-19 Captain in the Caribbean, winning from 1992-1994.
The 46-year-old admitted at being surprised at being appointed Chairman of the National Junior panel but accepted the position because he wants to see youth cricket move forward.
“I know I can make a difference since as a successful youth Captain I know what selectors looks for in a young cricketer,” said Percival who made his U-19 debut in 1990.
“I remained involved in the game after I stopped playing because of my love for the game and the fact that I wanted to share my experience with the young cricketers as a coach,” said Percival, who attended Rose Hall Primary, Lower Corentyne Secondary and then moved on to Corentyne Comprehensive.
“As a selector I will look for commitment, discipline, fitness, runs and wickets. They must also have a good attitude towards the game and this applies to both boys and girls,” stressed Percival, who played 22 matches in five years at the youth level and scored three fifties and a century before leading the West Indies Colts in five Youth Tests and three ‘ODIs’ against England in 1994 and 1995.
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