Switzerland has been invited to enter a team into the the 2018 Sir Garfield Sobers International Schools Cricket Tournament (7th - 24th July 2018).
As a result, the Swiss will start to put as strong a squad together as possible. A number of last year’s Under 19 XI are still eligible to play but the squad will include some very promising talent that have recently graduated from the younger Swiss national teams.
Named after the Barbadian cricketer and National Hero Sir Garry Sobers, this annual tournament attracts school teams under nineteen years of age to compete with their local, regional and
international counterparts. Taking place in Barbados from 7th–24th July 2018 the two-week tournament is based on 40-over matches.
This unique Schools Cricket Festival has been staged for over 30 years and has attracted many visiting teams and high quality young players, some of whom have gone on to play test cricket. For the best two teams there is also the opportunity of playing the final at the Kensington Oval test venue and meeting some of the greatest cricketers that ever lived - Sir Garfield Sobers, Sir Everton Weekes, Sir Wesley Hall, Seymour Nurse, Charlie Griffith, Joel Garner and Desmond Haynes.
Former players include West Indies captains Brian Lara, and Jimmy Adams and other notable players such as West Indies' Sherwin Campbell and Philo Wallace, Dale Benkenstein of South Africa, and Chris Adams and Alastair Cook of England.
2017 took the twenty-four participating teams all over the island to play at a wide variety of venues and allowed them an opportunity to enjoy the social, cultural and historical experience as much as the sporting trip of a lifetime.
If anyone would like further information, please contact Patrick Henderson. Also you can follow the 2017 Sir Garfield Sobers International Schools Cricket Tournament on Facebook.