One the eve of the second Test BLACKCAPS Team Manager, Mike Sandle, along with Chris Martin and Dean Brownlie visited a community project in Greenvale, Jamaica, funded by the New Zealand Government.
This funding supports on-going efforts by the Greenvale Youth Club to use cricket and soccer as a vehicle for community integration and enhancement.
It seeks to involve the community youth in social, career and personal development training, as well as upgrading sports infrastructure at the club.
New Zealand's High Commissioner to Canada, Andrew Needs said: "There was a tremendous turn-out with around 300 people attending the opening ceremony and it was great to be able to see the project first hand and to hear from the people in the local community who are delivering opportunity to local youth.
“I gained a real insight into the nature of the training workshops and the importance of the sporting facilities in assisting adolescent boys and girls to chart their way forward into constructive and contributing roles in Jamaican society.
“One of the highlights is the coaching clinic and batting and bowling competition run by Chris and Dean in which the youth participated with enthusiasm. Prizes of cricket bats and hats were given to the most promising players.”