- D.O.B.: 17/06/1994
- Player Type: Batting All-Rounder (Spin)
- Availabilty: Yes
- Nationality: Kittian and Nevisian
- Playing Role: Right-handed Top Order Batsman and Right-arm Leg Spin
- Coaching qualifications: None
- Current teams: Leeward Islands (WICB Regional), St Kitts (Leeward Islands Regional League)
- Entry route: International Sportspersons Visa
- Available: April to September
Akeem Saunders is a talented Top Order Batsman from St Kitts. A patient, right-handed, Top Order Batsman, he is also an occasional right-arm Leg Spinner. A schoolboy star, Akeem not only featured for the Leeward Islands age group representative teams but also the West Indies U15 & U19 sides. He also represented St Kitts from the age of 17, playing against the likes of the touring England Lions side in 2010/11.
After coming out of his age group Cricket, Akeem transitioned to the St Kitts/Leeward Islands (Hurricanes) Senior Mens sides, making both his First Class & One-Day debut’s in March 2013 as an 18 year old for the Leeward Islands. Since his first appearance for the Hurricanes, he has gone on to represent his native region on 44 occasions at either First Class or List A Level.
Clearly identified as a talent during his teens, his professional career has never really scaled the heights it perhaps promised to, save for a 12-month purple patch between October 2017-October 2018 where he scored 544 runs @ 30.22 for the Hurricanes.
As dedicated to his game as ever, Akeem is now seeking to play in the UK in 2022 to continue to develop his game, playing in conditions unlike anything he will have seen on the Islands and hopefully returning an improved Cricketer.
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