A team of nearly 100 people will represent Barbados at the XXII Commonwealth Games, which will take place from July 28 to August 8 in Birmingham, England.
The Barbados Commonwealth Games announced on Friday that a 65-member squad made up of 42 women and 23 men will compete in 12 disciplines, including athletics, boxing, cricket and netball.
“We have a long history of competing at the Commonwealth Games, dating back to 1954, and we look forward to our athletes demonstrating their prowess in their various disciplines,” said Sandra Osborne, President of Commonwealth Games Barbados.
“We are particularly delighted to see women’s cricket on the sports program this year, and we look forward to seeing our players playing cricket when Twenty20 makes its debut.”
The Barbados Women’s team will be the representative team for the West Indies following their victory at the West Indies Twenty20 Blaze 2019 Cricket Tournament and the postponement of the previous two editions before the qualifying period last July in accordance with the Association Tournament Commonwealth Games. rules agreed by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
All-rounder and new West Indies Women captain Hayley Matthews will lead the 15-member Barbados women’s team with fellow all-rounder Deandra Dottin, the self-proclaimed ‘World Boss’, her assistant.
Several coaches, managers and trainers will accompany Chef de Mission Cammie Burke, Assistant Chef de Mission Craig Archer and Team General Manager Paula Jarvis to Birmingham.
A six-member medical team will also travel with the athletes and will include chief medical officer Dr Ingrid Burrowes, fellow physician Dr Carl Ward, physiotherapists Marita Marshall and Alicia Brewster and massage therapists Rondell Griffith and Sharon Coppin.
“It is an honor to lead Team Barbados to Birmingham 2022, and we look forward to competing and doing our nation proud,” Burke said. “These Commonwealth Games will be difficult, with four villages instead of the usual village.
“Despite this, our management team is experienced enough to meet these challenges head-on and will do whatever is necessary to create an environment conducive to the successful performance of our athletes.”
Barbados will be among 72 teams from Commonwealth nations and territories taking part in the multi-sport event.
Aquatic: Luis Sebastian Weekes, Jack Kirby, Danielle Titus, Danielle Treasure, Adara Stoddard.
Athletics: Kyle Gale, Shane Brathwaite, Nathan Crawford-Wallis, Rasheeme Griffith, Jonathan Jones, Rivaldo Leacock, Miguel Nicholas, Hannah Connell, Sada Williams.
Badminton: Kennie King, Shae Martin, Tamisha Williams, Sabrina Scott.
Boxing: Kimberly Gittens, Charles Cox, Jabali Breedy.
locust: Aaliyah A. Alleyne, Shanika Bruce, Shai Carrington, Shaunte Carrington, Shamilia Connell, Deandra Dottin, Keila Elliott, Trishan Holder, Kycia Knight, Kyshona Knight, Hayley Matthews, Alisa Scantlebury, Shakera Selman, Tiffany Thorpe, Aaliyah Williams.
Bike: Jamol Eastmond, Amber Joseph
Gymnastic: Erin Pinder
Judo: Asa Weithers.
netball: Faye Agard, Shonette Azore-Bruce, Latonia Blackman, Vanessa Bobb, Samantha Browne, Brianna Holder, Zakiya Kirton, Tonisha Rock-Yaw, Stephian Shepherd, Sabreena Smith, Akeena Stoute, Shonica Wharton.
To crush: Amanda Haywood, Meagan Best, Jada Smith-Padmore, Shawn Simpson, Khamal Cumberbatch
Table tennis: Tre Riley, Tyrese Knight, Ramon Maxwell, Kevin Farley.
Triathlon: Matthew Wright, Niel Skinner, Zahra Gaskin, Chara Hinds.
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