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CRICKET: No more prima donnas in West Indies teams

By February 12, 2020

Last week Monday, Cricket West Indies’ selection panel released the names of the 15-member squad for the upcoming One-Day International (ODI) Series in Sri Lanka. It was not the routine formal announcement of a group of names but rather a statement to the international cricketing world to ‘sit up and take notice,’ that West Indies cricket is serious business once again.

Evin Lewis, the most outstanding batsman in the recent home series against Ireland, and the young Guyanese batsman, Shimron Hetmyer were the surprising omissions from the team for the Sri Lankan tour. According to Roger Harper, the Chairman of the Selection Committee, they “missed out due to the fact that they came up short in the fitness test.” Apparently, there are now new minimum fitness standards.

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Cricket West Indies Announces Squad for 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup

Cricket West Indies announces the 15-man squad for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup

.From May 30 to July 14, 2019 in England and Wales.

Opening batsman Chris Gayle is the most experienced player in the side in what could be his fifth and final World Cup, but the majority of players will be newcomers.

Andre Russell, who has been tearing up the Indian Premier League, pacer Kemar Roach and batsman Darren Bravo will all be in their third World Cup, while it will be the second for captain Jason Holder and Sheldon Cottrell.          Continue reading