St. John's (Antigua):A 16-member West Indies Under-19 squad has been selected to begin early preparations for the 2016 Youth cricket World Cup in Bangladesh.
All but five of the players selected - Kofi James, Kirstan Kallicharran, Ryan John, Dominic Drakes and Gidron Pope - were part of the squad that took part in the NAGICO Super50 Tournament in January in Trinidad and Tobago, reports CMC.
The two week training camp at the West Indies High Performance Centre, located on the Cave Hill campus of the University of the West Indies, will be run from March 29 to April 11.
The camp forms part of the West Indies Under-19 teams' preparations for the World Cup.
A West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) statement says the squad is not the final one for the World Cup and players still have a chance to impress during the regional Under-19 tournament to take place from July 20 to August 16 in Jamaica.
Squad: Kacey Carty, Jaeel Clarke, wicketkeeper/batsman Dominic Drakes, Michael Frew, Shimron Hetmyer, Kofi James, Amir Jangoo, Ryan John, All-rounder, Alzarri Joseph, Fast bowler, Kirstan Kallicharran, Nicholas Kirton, Keemo Paul, Gidron Pope, Akil Seetal, Odean Smith, Shamar Springer.