Hetmyer dropped from T20 World Cup squad due to flight miss

Hetmeyer was given a second flight after missing a flight once. But this cricketer failed to catch that too. For this strange reason, the batsman will miss the upcoming T20 World Cup. Shamarh Brooks has been included in the team instead of him.

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After missing his flight to Australia, Shimron Hetmyer has been shockingly omitted from the West Indies squad for the T20 World Cup and two-match T20I series against Australia this week.
Hetmeyer was given a second flight after missing a flight once. But this cricketer failed to catch that too. For this strange reason, the batsman will miss the upcoming T20 World Cup. Shamarh Brooks has been included in the team instead of him.
The hard-hitter batsman was the captain of the Guyana Amazon Warriors in the recently concluded Caribbean Premier League (CPL). Cricket West Indies (CWI)booked a flight for him on October 1. But the 25-year-old cricketer said he could not catch that flight due to personal reasons. After that, when another flight was booked for him on October 3, he said that he would not be able to come on this flight as well.
"The decision by the CWI selection panel was made as Shimron Hetmyer missed his re-scheduled flight to Australia, which had been changed from Saturday 1 October at his request, due to family reasons," CWI said in a media statement. "With flight availability a real challenge, a seat was found for him to leave Guyana today, Monday 3 October, meaning he would unfortunately miss the 1st T20 International (T20I) against Australia on Wednesday 5 October at the Metricon Stadium. This morning, Mr Hetmyer, informed the Director of Cricket that he would not be able to get to the airport in time for his flight this afternoon to New York."
CWI's director of cricket, Jimmy Adams said that Hetmyer had been informed that any more delay in his travel would result in him losing his World Cup spot.
"This afternoon we informed the CWI board of directors that the selection panel had unanimously decided to replace Shimron Hetmyer with Shamarh Brooks in our T20 World Cup squad," Adams said. "Whilst we changed Shimron's flight from Saturday to Monday due to family reasons, it was made clear to him that if there were any further delays and issues with his travel to Australia then we would have no choice but to replace him in the squad, as we are not prepared to compromise the team's ability to prepare for this extremely important global event."
Brooks has been in good form recently. He scored 241 runs in 8 matches for Jamaica Tallawahs in the recently concluded CPL with an average of 40.16 and at a strike rate of 153.50.
West Indies will start the T20 World Cup with a match against Scotland on October 17. Then the Caribbean will face Zimbabwe on October 19 and Ireland on October 21.
West Indies T20 World Cup squad: Nicholas Pooran (c), Rovman Powell (vc), Brandon King, Evin Lewis, Kyle Mayers, Shamarh Brooks, Johnson Charles, Odean Smith, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Sheldon Cottrell, Obed Mccoy, Yannic Cariah, Raymon Reifer.