Saint Lucian Teen joins WI women’s cricket team

Sixteen year-old Qiana Joseph has been selected to the West Indies Women’s Cricket team to participate in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Women’s World Cup.

Qiana is one of four new caps selected for the Women’s World Cup. In recent years, she has attracted the attention of regional cricket selectors with the quality of her left arm seam bowling, powerful hitting, and good all round skills in the field.

Awarded the Junior Female Cricketer of the Year in 2014 and 2015, Qiana has demonstrated an interest in cricket since she was nine years old. At the time she was part of the northern cluster of the Grass Roots Cricket Program while at the Grande Riviere Primary School, and also participated in the After School Cricket Enhancement Program by the Department of Youth Development and Sports.

She made her senior team debut at the age of 13, and has so far produced a top score of 94. Her debut in the West Indies Cricket Board Regional Cricket Tournament came at the age of 14.

Qiana will be leaving the island on May 26 to join the team of players selected for a training camp in Barbados prior to the World Cup. The International Cricket Council (ICC) Women’s World Cup is scheduled for June 24 to July 23, in England.

The Department of Youth Development and Sports congratulates Qiana on her selection and wishes her every success for the World Cup.

( Department of Youth Development & Sports)

22 Comments

  1. Anon1
    May 11, 2017 at 6:21 am

    Well done Qiana and congratulations.

  2. Anonymous
    May 11, 2017 at 7:05 am

    Well done

  3. Vibz
    May 11, 2017 at 7:40 am

    Great story! Once you have a passion for something and you work hard success is usually guaranteed. Congratulations Qiana, continued success!

  4. BOTH SIDES
    May 11, 2017 at 8:41 am

    PROUD AND HAPPY WHEN WE HAVE YOUTH MOVING THUS FAR. CONGRATULATIONS!!

  5. CF
    May 11, 2017 at 8:43 am

    BRAVO, LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING HER IN ACTION

  6. Anonymous
    May 11, 2017 at 9:02 am

    Am very happy very proud of her making this far so early in life…. But plz tell me her education wont be affected but this..

    1. Anonymous
      May 11, 2017 at 9:04 am

      It* by*

    2. Anonymous
      May 11, 2017 at 9:56 am

      As long a focus she can do both

  7. Anon
    May 11, 2017 at 9:24 am

    This was a good story to read. Well done young lady. Proud feelings right now.

  8. Anonymous
    May 11, 2017 at 9:28 am

    CONGRATULATIONS T QIANA . I will be following your progress in the coming weeks. Its an opportunity of a lifetime. Stay focus on your dream.

  9. Anonymous
    May 11, 2017 at 9:28 am

    Congratulations Qiana make St. Lucians proud girl!

  10. Anonymous
    May 11, 2017 at 9:33 am

    We are happy for you and we are in support of your every success only put God first be diligent and He will give you good success.

  11. Anonymous
    May 11, 2017 at 9:43 am

    Congratulations well done young lady. All the best make us proud

  12. Anonymous
    May 11, 2017 at 9:48 am

    Bravo
    Thanks very much for making us proud
    May God go with you
    And may you be filled with renewed strength daily.
    All the best!!!!!!!!!

  13. Anonymous
    May 11, 2017 at 9:51 am

    You must have had a good coach
    I am just happy to read such good news!!!!

  14. Anonymous
    May 11, 2017 at 9:55 am

    Congrats sweetie job well done.

  15. TheSaintLuciaActivist
    May 11, 2017 at 10:29 am

    Nice!

  16. Anonymous
    May 11, 2017 at 11:03 am

    I’m real happy for this young lady and family,just wonder is there any incentives to her and the family since she is a minor and her academics will show success since she is being taken from school because sports in the tend not to take care of the youth as those 1 world countries.

  17. Anonymous
    May 11, 2017 at 11:31 am

    Congrats

  18. Prophet Next
    May 11, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    Excellent news.
    Within the next ten years I predict that both the male and female West Indies cricket teams will be dominated by cricketers from Saint Lucia.

  19. Society
    May 11, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    Great. I have some advice..apply for a England scholarship..get educated in something you enjoy doing..pls do like Levern..get out of st.lucia..on this rock there’s no future for us young people. .

  20. Leni Alcindor
    May 14, 2017 at 8:27 am

    You’re a prodigy my love. Do your best!

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