Walsh pleased with medical and fitness camp
CWI – The West Indies Women’s players have started the year with great energy, according to Head Coach Courtney Walsh. A squad of the region’s best players are in Barbados for a Cricket West Indies (CWI) medical and fitness camp and Walsh is impressed with what he is seeing as they prepare for the tour to South Africa and the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup in New Zealand.
“We haven’t had any cricket since the qualifiers got cancelled and we’ve got three months of cricket ahead, so it’s important that we get up and start some activities at home before heading to South Africa. The medical and fitness screening have given us an idea of where the players are and now we know what our plans are to proceed in our preparations for those selected,” Walsh said.
“This week-long camp in Barbados is for us to reintegrate as a group after the Christmas break and now we’re just looking forward to playing South Africa and then the World Cup. I know the players are excited and ready to play cricket.”
Both tours will see the ladies be away from the Caribbean for almost four months and CWI is ensuring that all players are in optimum health for the heavy workload of cricket ahead. Afy Fletcher, the experienced allrounder, has made a return to the game after maternity leave.