Windies add Keemo Paul for third Test
Windies have added fast bowler Keemo Paul for the third Test against England, which is set to start on February 9 in St. Lucia.
After taking a spectacular 2-0 lead over England, the Caribbeans are in full confidence to finish the series on high. However, they will be without their captain Jason Holder, who is suspended due to slow over-rate.
Kraigg Braithwaite is set to lead the side in the final Test while they have also added Paul to the squad.
Windies Chairman of Selectors Courtney Browne informed –
“With Jason Holder missing out on the last Test, Kraigg Brathwaite will take the reins of captaincy. We also welcome Keemo Paul back to the squad. He is having a good showing in the West Indies first-class championship at the moment.”
Paul has got his reward for showing performance in the domestic cricket. He bagged 20 wickets for Guyana in three matches including a six-wicket haul.
Windies Chairman of selectors also expressed his disappointment on ICC’s shocking decision to suspended Holder.
“We will, of course, abide by the ICC ruling, but we have to wonder if such punitive action at a pivotal stage of the series is good for cricket. What a shame if the series is remembered not for the sparkling play of the reinvigorated West Indies players but for a crippling decision made by a rule that ought to be modified.”