By John L. Aaron
Thirteen USA women cricketers departed this morning from New York for Barbados and a high-performance training camp to be conducted by ICC Americas high-performance coaches Andy Pick and Wendell Coppin.

Team USA: Players accompanied by Coach Linden Fraser, Manager Louise Brown-Jackson, Physio Basil Butcher, Jr and equipment manager Lloyd Dixon, shortly before departure from JFK International Aiprort, New York. (Photo: JLAaron)

The camp is expected to last from August 6-16 and is an opportunity for the USA women’s team to prepare for the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier slated for Bangladesh, this November.

Originally only fourteen players were expected to be identified by USACA and participate in the camp, however, four of the players selected from the original 18 players are unable to participate in the camp because of work commitments, thus four additional players were afforded the opportunity to attend the training camp.

Indomatie Goordial-John is expected to join the camp from Guyana, where she is currently attending to personal business. Those attending the camp are
• Candacy Atkins
• Anahita Arora
• Karen Bayles
• Sanuja Dabade
• Monique Mathee
• Shinead Emerson
• Nadia Gruny
• Indomatie Goordial-John
• Triholder Marshall
• Akshatha Rao
• Erica Rendler
• Melissa Sandy
• Samantha Ramautar
• Shondell Ward

Those invited, but unable to attend: Joan Alexander-Serrano, Claudine Beckford, Shebani Bhaskar, and Doris Francis.

In addition to high-performance drills, the USA squad is expected to engage with local teams in some friendly matches, while in Barbados.