TWO-SPORT STAR RAJIV REDHI GAINS WEST INDIES SELECTION FOR UNDER 15 ENGLAND TOUR

Jamaica's Rajiv Rehdi
Rajiv Redhi

In the swimming fraternity locally and regionally Rajiv Redhi is known as  a top junior breaststroker for his school Wolmer’s Boys’ and as a  representative for  Jamaica. This is evidenced by his 200 metre breaststroke Silver medal performance in the 11-12 age group at the 2016 CARIFTA Games in Martinique. He would also have four other Championship final performances placing 4th in the in the 50 and 100 metre breaststroke.

11-12 boys 200 metre breaststroke podium
11-12 200 metre breaststroke podium from left to right Rajiv Redhi Silver Jamaica,Mccallum Clarke Barbados championship record holder Gold,Roan Baker Barbados Bronze Photo courtesy of carifta2016mque

Later that year in The Bahamas he would compete for the national team at the Caribbean Islands Swimming Championships from June 29 to July 2. He would make three Championship finals in the 50, 100 and 200 metre breaststroke event, just missing out on a podium finish with fourth place performances.

What others may not know is that his athletic abilities also extend to the sport of cricket. He follows a tradition of a number of Wolmerians and members of his local the Y Speedos before him who played cricket for the school and represented Jamaica in the pool nationally. Those names include the Foote brothers Mark and Gordon in the 1980s and Stefan Steer in the 1990s. Where Rajiv has taken it a step further is by gaining selection to the national Cricket team. He played for Jamaica in the Under 15 tournament in Grenada in 2016.

Also in 2016 Rajiv helped the boys from the Heroes Circle based institution win the ISSA Under 14 All Island First Global Champions. In parish competition he helped Kingston capture the Under 15 Championship when they beat St Elizabeth in the final in August of that  year.

Rajiv with trophy
Rajiv Redhi with Kingston Wharves Under- 15 trophy

This year playing in the Urban Area Sunlight Cup competition for Under 19 boys he snared 27 wickets with his left hand spin bowling. He also competed in the Colts Under 16 competition where he amassed 22 wickets.

Rajiv bowling
Rajiv Redhi taking another in school boy competition Photo courtesy of Sports of Jamaica

 

He had an amazing match haul during that competition of seven wickets for eight runs from eight overs. He has again gained selection to the national Under 15 team to play in Barbados.

Even better news would come in late May as Redhi has been selected to play for the West Indies Under 15 team that will tour England from August 8-21, 2017.His selection was based upon his performances in Grenada in 2016.

When draftingthecaribbean contacted Redhi he said this was the start of his dream and  that he was happy and  excited and  wanted  to be the youngest player to make the West Indies  senior team. He stated that this was his platform to showcase his talent.

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One thought on “TWO-SPORT STAR RAJIV REDHI GAINS WEST INDIES SELECTION FOR UNDER 15 ENGLAND TOUR

  1. I am elated by your performance and continue to reap success. The sky is the limit and put your God in front of all your doings and he will direct your path.

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