Don’t cry for us Argentina!; BVI Softballers off to World Championships
Paraná 2012 will be the Junior World Championship with the highest participation of countries in the history of the event. The number of teams not only marks a record of participation, but also ensures that all regions of the world will be represented at the event. Countries to participate in Paraná 2012 will be: Argentina, Australia, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, India, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, United States and Venezuela. This World Cup will mark the debut in such tournaments for teams as British Virgin Islands, Croatia, India, and Singapore.
The BVI Softball Association has named a large squad to attend practices led by Terry Chinnery and Derwin Scatliffe with the first get together scheduled for Monday 13th August, 2012 on the Softball Filed at 5.00pm
The squad carries a load of familiar names as well as those who have played in the past: Shaquille Stoutt, Kevin Bodkin, Nigel Charlemagne, Carlos Maynard, Ravon Hodge, Jamarlie James, Andrew Stoutt, Vincent Wattley, Dominic Adams, Shaquille Benjamin, Shaheem Benjamin, Tramore Fraser, Kyle Callwood, Hassard Edwardes, Joseph Smith, Jamaal Alexander, Machino Maduro, Troy Cesar, Jemel Frett, Kendell Caines, Shamoy Christopher, Pedro Suarez, Dequan Leonard, Shamori Dagou,Shamoy Dagou,Juwon Potter and Daylon Hodge.
“We cannot be more pleased with the turnout for this event. The host organizing committee is charged and ready to put on the best event the Junior Men’s World Championship has ever seen and we are looking forward to their hospitality,” ISF President Don Porter said. “The growth of the game is evident with new countries achieving qualification for a spot to participate, we are very fortunate that countries like British Virgin Islands, Croatia, India, and Singapore have worked to elevate their play to this level as it should provide for good experience for the athletes.”
We now know the countries who will play in Paraná’s diamonds between November the 1st and 10th. The World Championship already has names, we only must wait for the voice of “Play Ball”.