RECUPERATING fast bowler Fidel Edwards is set for a return to first-class cricket.
Edwards, who turned 29 last Sunday, has been named in the Barbados team for their second round WICB four-day regional match against England Lions, starting on Friday at Kensington Oval.
Chairman of selectors George Linton said experts had given the nod for his panel to consider the inclusion of Edwards, who had been sidelined for more than a year with a back injury.
“We got word from the physio that he is fit and ready. He had a workout with the coaches and he seems to be doing the work that we expected,” Linton said.
“We hope that things will go well for him. He should gradually build himself up and see how it goes.”
The squad: Ryan Hinds (captain), Dale Richards, Kraigg Brathwaite, Kirk Edwards, Kyle Hope, Kevin Stoute, Shamarh Brooks, Shane Dowrich, Jason Holder, Pedro Collins, Fidel Edwards, Jason Haynes, Roston Chase. (HG)
Please see full details in Thursday’s DAILY NATION.