Ryan John, Dwain Gill, Emmanuel StewartST GEORGE’S, February 26, 2016 – The Grenada government has announced its intention to assist West Indies Under-19 cricketers Ryan John and Emmanuel Stewart.

Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell disclosed the information to John during a meeting on Friday, according to the Government Information Service (GIS).

Economic Development Minister and Parliamentary Representative Oliver Joseph also attended the meeting with John, a resident of St David.

The aid will come in various forms including help to improve his living condition and financial assistance to study abroad.

“We will do everything we can on a national level to support your growth in the game, be it helping to improve you living conditions, providing financial assistance for you to play or study abroad,” Prime Minister Mitchell told John.

“Whatever we can do, we will do it, so that you can focus on harnessing your cricket prowess”.

The Prime Minister’s meeting with John came in the wake of his stellar performance in which he captured three wickets for 38 runs to help West Indies beat India to win the International Cricket Council (ICC) Under-19 World Cup on February 14.

“The Government of Grenada and indeed, several other Governments in the region, have already decided that we are not going to wait or depend on the West Indies Cricket Board to put the appropriate structures in place for your cricketing development”, said Dr Mitchell.

The GIS said that MP Joseph will ensure that the assistance is channelled in the different areas to the young cricketer.

The Parliamentary Representative for Carriacou and Petite Martinique, Elvin Nimrod, will also ensure that Stewart, who was a member of the victorious West Indies Under-19 team, receives assistance to hone his cricketing skills.

However, no mention has been made of the other Grenadian and Team Manager Dwain Gill, who has been credited for the team leadership by the players and other officials.

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