Former West Indies wicketkeeper and T20 World Cup champion Denesh Ramdin conducted an expert wicketkeeping clinic at Powergen Youth Academy.
The wicketkeeping session was held at the Powergen indoor premises in Penal and is part of a series of specialist clinics planned by the Powergen Youth Academy, with a fast bowling, spin and batting clinic to be held in the future.
Held in collaboration with Badree’s Academy of Sport Education (BASE), the clinic attracted 11 young wicketkeepers who are part of Powergen’s youth program. The 11 young glovers selected there were given the trade secrets to take their game to the next level.
The session included footwork, glovework, and wicket-keeping-specific drills to improve fielding against both spin and pace. Former West Indies Test captain Ramdin had his opinion on the skill level of the young players.
“These boys have a good base to build and, more importantly, a deep desire to become top-class wicketkeepers.”
“Wicketkeepers are the live wires on the team and these boys certainly have the skill, temperament and personalities to become future national glovemen.”
Powergen Youth Academy Technical Director Samuel Badree emphasized the importance of the clinics, saying the players have been training for the past few months and have shown improvement in fitness, skills and attitude.
Besides, he said that Ramdin May’s involvement was unimaginable for the boys.
“We thought it important to have skill-specific experts to interact with the boys to reinforce what we have been doing.”
“Denesh is arguably one of the best keepers in the region and who better to acquire to do this than him. The boys were in awe during the session and hopefully, this inspires them to aspire for greatness.”