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Windies announce squad for tri-series


Cricket West Indies have announced the squad on Friday for the upcoming tri-series involving Ireland and Bangladesh which is set to start from May 5. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ ত্রিদেশীয় সিরিজের উইন্ডিজ দলে চমক]

Windies players huddle before the game
The new selection panel of Cricket West Indies have announced a squad with a mixture of experience and newcomers for the tri-series.

Test wicket-keeper batsman Shane Dowrich has earned a call-up in the ODI squad while fast bowler Shannon Gabriel and batsman Jonathan Carter has made a return to the side after a two-year absence.

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Director of Cricket West Indies Jimmy Adams has informed that this is not a squad for the World Cup as most of the players won’t be available as they are currently playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

“The selection panel consisted of interim Head Coach Floyd Reifer, Captain Jason Holder and interim Chairman of Selectors Robert Haynes. They have selected a squad to Ireland that allows a slightly wider pool of players to get 50-over experience in UK conditions which I think is very important. This is not the World Cup squad, as a number of players are not available for this series as they are still participating in the IPL,” he said.

Meanwhile, Interim Chairman of Selectors Robert Haynes added –

“We are immediately implementing the new policy of having the best West Indies team selected based on availability, form and fitness. The pace attack of Shannon Gabriel, Kemar Roach and Jason Holder, will only serve to enhance the performances we expect from the team. We felt that the composition of the team brought together a harmony of experienced international players and players who have been on the periphery of international cricket.”

SQUAD: Jason Holder (c), John Campbell, Darren Bravo, Shai Hope, Sheldon Cottrell, Shannon Gabriel, Kemar Roach, Sunil Ambris, Raymond Reifer, Fabian Allen, Ashely Nurse, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich (wk), Jonathan Carter.

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