The Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) will roll out their national talent search next Saturday at Sancho St Julien Recreation Ground, New Grant, Princes Town and at Rio Claro West Secondary School, Rio Claro.
The Caravan starts in the South East Zone with a session from 9.30 a.m. to noon at each venue and will move to the other zones, including Tobago, over the next two months.
According to the West Indies Cricket Board's territorial development officer Kumar Rampat, the objective of the intensive exercise is to unearth the abundant hidden talent in every district in T&T.
Rampat said all cricketers between the ages of 12 and 20 are invited to participate in the talent hunt to discover the future generation of cricketers who will be given the tools to achieve excellence at the highest level of the game.
The TTCB has also enlisted a cadre of former national cricketers and qualified coaches, including national senior coach David Williams and former national spinner Rajendra Dhanraj, for an aggressive campaign to identify young talent.
Also hunting for talent are national coach Kelvin Williams, who has the responsibility for youth development, former T&T all-rounder Roland Sampath, retired fast bowler Eugene Antoine and former West Indies pacers Mervyn Dillon and Tony Gray.
Also on the list to spearhead the TTCB Coaching Caravan are top local coaches Bachan Boochoon and Dasrath Maharaj who have over the years worked closely with youth cricketers.
The TTCB has also included West Indies women's team captain Marissa Aguilera and Britney Cooper who will place emphasis on the girl participants in the Caravan.
TTCB Coaching Caravan
Venue —Sancho St Julien Recreation Ground, New Grant, Princes Town
Venue Co-ordinator: Alfaz Hosein—678 8052
Venue 2—Rio Claro West Secondary School, Naparima-Mayaro Road, Rio Claro
Venue Co-ordinator: Rydell Ramsaran—355 2495