Four up for grabs
Four?Barbadian cricketers are about to make a big bang!
Energetic fast bowler Tino Best and dynamic batting all-rounder Dwayne Smith, Fidel Edwards and Sulieman Benn, have requested and obtained No Objection Certificates (NOC) paving the way for them to play in next month’s lucrative Bangladesh T20 Premier League tournament once they are snapped up at the January 15 auction in Dhaka.
Whereas Edwards made a successful return to Test cricket last year and was signed up to play in Australia’s Big Bash, Benn has been out of favour with the West Indies since the World Cup.
Best was a reserve in that tournament, but has also been bypassed by the regional selectors, while Smith was recalled for two T20s in England and also captained the West Indies T20 “A” Team.
Here a high-flying Best sending down one of his thunderbolts in a fiery spell against Trinidad and Tobago in a thrilling T20 tune-up match at the 3Ws Oval on Wednesday night when Barbados pulled off a last-ball victory.