Keacy Carty propels U19 WI Cricket team to win
ICC Under19 Cricket World Cup | Bangladesh 2016
Keacy Carty, 18 year old , contributed his success in the U19 West Indies Cricket Team match against India to hard work and discipline. Although born in St Maarten, Keacy’s father, who also played the role of coach for some time, is a well known Anguillian musician who performs under the name of Repeater.
It was the first major title for the West Indies at any level since Darren Sammy’s senior team…
Carty has played for Anguilla, Leeward Islands Under-19s and has now lead the West Indies Under-19s team to victory, as Man of the Final, at the 2016 ICC Under19 Cricket World Cup in Bangladesh against India.
History of the West Indian Under-19 cricket team: Playing since 1974. Future international players to have represented the team include Brian Lara, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Ramnaresh Sarwan and Courtney Walsh.
It was the first major title for the West Indies at any level since Darren Sammy’s senior team won the ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka in 2012.
“The junior team has shown the Caribbean is brimming with talent and a pool of players who are ready to be honed and nurtured for the senior level. The team has also ensured that West Indies now have every ICC trophy in their cabinet.” ESPN Sports Media
West Indies beat India by five wickets
India 145 all out, 45.1 overs (Sarfaraz Khan 51, Alzarri Joseph 3-39, Chemar Holder 1-20, Ryan John 3-38, Keemo Paul 2-17)
West Indies 146-5, 49.3 overs (Keacy Carty 52 not out, Keemo Paul 40 not out; Mayank Dagar 3-25)
Man of the final – Keacy Carty (West Indies)
Keacy Carty has a bright future ahead of him representing Anguilla, St Maarten and the wider West Indies as he aims for sixes and fours, taking his team into greatness!
Image: Keacy Carty with His Excellency the Governor of Sint Maarten, drs. E.B. Holiday receiving a specially designed case displaying a cricket ball autographed by The Governor
On returning to St Maarten, Carty was given a hero’s welcome at the the Princess Julianna Airport where locals and Government officials gathered to congratulate the Man of the Final for his outstanding performance and bringing his team to victory.
The recipient of adoration and appreciation from the government of St. Maarten and Anguilla as well as the island business community, Carty received over 50 thousand guilders and a scholarship for his achievement on the international stage.
We will continue to support and follow Carty as he continues to grow. We wish success to him in all he does going onward.
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