Preparations for the start of the tournament


On another day of temperatures in the 30s, Team St Helena enjoyed an early morning run out at the Avani Hotel with fitness training by physio Bradley, before a coaching session with personal coach Denzel Smit.


Whist all this was happening other countries were turning up for the tournament. Because of some of them arriving early, and check in a little later in the day, they had to be content sitting in the hotel foyer until their rooms became available, making the St Helena team memories a long time ago and now pleased with the fact that they had turned up earlier and had the week to adjust.


At the Botswana Cricket Oval preparations were underway for the official start tomorrow.


Briefings are planned for the early morning and press conferences and photo shoots. Former Island Games official photographer Mark Williamson is the ICC official photographer and he remembers St Helena well from their participation in the Island Games.


Now that the tournament is underway, practice net sessions will be limited, with St Helena being allocated times on Saturday and Wednesday.

The Opening Ceremony will take place tomorrow evening at the Botswana Cricket Oval.


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