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Lavia gets in gear

Lavia gets in gear


The generosity of a group of persons on Mustique has provided young and promising cricketer, Desron Lavia, with an opportunity to hone his cricketing skills further.{{more}}

Last Thursday, the 20-year-old was the recipient of Cricket gear at a handing over ceremony, at the Conference Room of the Administrative Centre at the Arnos Vale Playing Field.

The Mustique Company, Basil Charles, Simon Humphrey and Ali Madjahed, all combined their resources to assist Lavia, a resident of Owia, to become a better cricketer.

Lavia, who made national highlights last August in the finals of the Mustique T/20 Cricket Competition, with his belligerent knock of 168 not out, has since been identified by the group for specialized training.

For the past three and a half months, Lavia has been working with Windward Islands senior team coach Ian Allen, and had the exposure of training with St Vincent and the Grenadines senior team, making it into the reserves for the just concluded Windwards tournament.

According to Madjahed, all they want Lavia to do is to concentrate on his Cricket.

Madjahed revealed that while going through his training, Lavia has been compensated financially, in an agreement which ends in February, with the possibility of an extension.

Madjahed said that the aim of the group is push Lavia as far as possible.

Allen said that since working with Lavia, he has seen some improvements in his technique and overall attitude towards the sport.

Lavia, in accepting the gear, thanked all those who made it possible, and acknowledged that he has gained a lot from his most recent exposure.

Lavia, a former member of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Under-15 and Under-19 teams, as part of his kit, received three bats, three pairs of mittens, one helmet, a pair of pads, three Cricket match outfits, one pair of Cricket shoes, three pairs of training outfits, thigh pads, and arm guard among other items.(RT)