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WINDIES “A” SQUAD FOR ONE-DAY MATCHES AGAINST SRI LANKA “A”

CWI MEDIA RELEASE

For immediate release

Monday, October 30, 2017 

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Selection Panel of Cricket West Indies has announced a 13-member Windies “A” squad for the three One-day matches against Sri Lanka “A”, starting this week.

SQUAD
Jahmar Hamilton (Captain)
Sunil Ambris
Ronsford Beaton
Shamarh Brooks
John Campbell
Rahkeem Cornwall
Sheldon Cottrell
Montcin Hodge
Damion Jacobs
Reynard Leveridge
Kyle Mayers
Andre McCarthy
Odean Smith

Team Management Unit

Graeme West (Head Coach)
Dwain Gill (Team Operations Manager)
Corey Collymore (Assistant Coach)
Khevyn Williams (Physiotherapist)
Zephrynus Nicholas (Fitness Coordinator)
Dinesh Mahabir (Video Data Analyst)

Four players that did not play in the preceding “Tests” have been chosen in the squad. They are: Guyana Jaguars fast bowler Ronsford Beaton, Windward Islands Volcanoes all-rounder Kyle Mayers, along with the Jamaica Scorpions pair of Andre McCarthy and Odean Smith, a member of the West Indies Under-19 side that won the ICC Youth World Cup last year in Bangladesh.

Commenting on the squad, Chairman of the CWI Selection Panel, Courtney Browne said: “The squad builds on our last President’s XI squad which played against England earlier this year with Jahmar Hamilton retained as captain.

“Players coming into the square are those to replace the players that have moved up to the senior team or those that are not available at this time.”

He added: “Our ‘A’ Team programme is a stepping stone to our senior team and the panels want to encourage players to focus on consistent performances.

“With a full year of One-day International matches coming up next year, including the ICC World Cup qualifiers next March in Zimbabwe, this is another opportunity, along with the Regional Super50 Cup next January, for players to present themselves for any places available in the senior team.”

-ENDS-

RESULTS OF MATCHES

October

Wed 11 to Sat 14        1st “Test” – Windies “A” won by an innings and 13 runs – Trelawny Multiplex, Jamaica

Thu 19 to Sun 22         2nd “Test” – Sri Lanka “A” won by 280 runs – Trelawny Multiplex

Thu 26 to Sun 29         3rd “Test” – Sri Lanka “A” won by 10 wickets – Sabina Park, Jamaica

 

SCHEDULE OF MATCHES

November

Wed 1                          1st One-day Match – Sabina Park (2 pm)

Fri 3                             2nd One-day Match – Sabina Park (2 pm)

Sun 5                           3rd One-day Match – Trelawny Multiplex (9:30 am)

NOTES

  • Visit the CWI website, www.cricketwestindies.org, for match reports and other details
  • On Twitter: @westindies
  • Series hashtag: #WIvsSL

Cornwall Gets Team Call As Leewards Lose Five To Windies Duty

The Leeward Islands Hurricanes will lose five players to West Indies duty as they continue preparations ahead of the 2016/17 Professional Cricket League (PCL) slated to bowl off later this year.

Antiguan all-rounder Rahkeem Cornwall, Anguillan wicketkeeper Jahmar Hamilton and Kittitian all-rounder Keiran Powell have all been selected for the West Indies A team’s tour of Sri Lanka starting later this month.

Meanwhile, the Hurricanes will also lose young sensational Antiguan fast bowler Alzarri Joseph who has been called to the ODI squad for the first time and Trinidadian batsman Nicholas Pooran who has been selected in the T20 squad.

Both teams will tour Pakistan with the T20 tour starting September 20 and the ODI tour starting 10 days later.

A sixth Leeward Islands player, Anguillan Montcin Hodge, has been placed on standby for the A Team.

Coach of the Leeward Islands team, Reginald Benjamin, was understandably happy with the developments.

“You know there are going to be criticisms and stuff, but Leeward Islands will be proudly represented with three of our players on that A Team and one is in reserve. We are doing good and we are proud with the direction the Leeward Islands is taking and we will continue to work hard,” he said.

“It’s not only Alzarri and Jimbo [Cornwall] but we have two others who will be leaving plus Nicholas Pooran, so Leeward Islands on a whole has five players out so we are down to 10,” he added.

The Antiguan, who will enter his third year as coach of the sub-regional squad, is also pleased with having acquired Pooran, predicting it will significantly boost the team’s batting prowess.

“He’s an exciting player, someone who knows how to make runs and that is important. I know he is hungry because he was injured and coming back and a player like that will come and contribute greatly, not only to Leeward Islands, but to West Indies cricket,” Benjamin said.

“His name didn’t come out until the day before or two days before the draft, so he was a late addition and we were glad that happened and we could not pass that opportunity.”

The coach, however, laments the absence of Antiguan all-rounder and last season’s vice captain, Orlando Peters from the line-up.

“I have expressed my concerns about that but we have a selection panel. He has played well and shown improvement over the years but the structure wasn’t there, but now [it] is here, I think the players who are here should take opportunity to improve. Orlando, unfortunately is not here but God forbids, something happens, I know his name will be first on the list,” Benjamin said.

The 2016/17 Professional Cricket League is slated to bowl off on November 11 when Leeward Islands will take on Barbados in their opening 4-Day fixture.

Source – Antiguaobserver.com