Gayle likely to play ODI series against England
Chris Gayle, who has been out of West Indies ODI team for a long time, could now play in their upcoming ODI series against England, after a “temporary amnesty” between their union and the team’s cricket board. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ এবার ওয়ানডে দলে গেইল-পোলার্ডরা!]
The West Indies will travel to England next month, beginning a three-match Test series with a day-night match at Edgbaston on 17 August.
Following the Test series, the teams will meet in a Twenty20 match at Chester-le-Street on 16 September before the first of five one-day internationals at Old Trafford on 19 September.
Apart from the Universe Boss, it has been learnt that the likes of Sunil Narine, Marlon Samuels, Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo are among others who could also be available for selection for the 50-over format of the game.
West Indies’ policy has been to only select players if they feature in the same format in domestic cricket. And many have chosen not to play in West Indian one-day competitions, because they often clash with lucrative overseas leagues such as the Big Bash.
“We recognise that it is highly unlikely that we will now automatically qualify for the 2019 World Cup,” said CWI chief executive Johnny Grave.
“So whilst the qualifying tournament has yet to be confirmed by ICC, we may only have eight ODIs against England and New Zealand in the next six months to prepare.
“It is crucial that we can have our best-performing Windies players available for selection in these important games.”
– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com