Kirstan Kallicharan will skipper the East Zone Under-15 side when they start their BG T&T Under-15 InterZone title defence on Wednesday against North East at Honeymoon Park in El Dorado.
In preparation for the competition, the East Zone officials decided to bring in former Trinidad and Tobago youth cricketer Zaheer Ali to lecture the team and help them prepare mentally for the upcoming competition.
Ali, who also spoke to the T&T senior team ahead of the 2014 season, lectured the East Zone Under-15 team about issues relating to communication, goal setting, the importance of emotional intelligence and team work.
Ali who is has a Bachelor of Law degree and is also a member of the T&T Police Service, also shared some of his experiences of playing at the different levels for T&T and highlighted the importance of having an education as an alternative to the sport of cricket and urged them to make the right choice.
East Under-15 Squad: Kirstan Kallicharan (captain), Jonathan Balkaran, Kyle John, Nathaniel McDavid, Ashton Goberdhan, Kareem Muradali, Travin Mohan, Te-Shawn Alleyne, Dante Peters, Leonardo Julien, Rickash Boodram, Neil Beharrysingh, Renaldo Forrester, Shoib Emamalie, Daniel Khan. Tarrandath (coach), Kumar Singh (manager).