Five Bajans in HPC squad
FIVE BARBADIANS have been named in a Sagicor West Indies High Performance Centre 13-man squad to play against Bangladesh “A” in two four-day cricket matches during a seven-game series in Barbados from May 26 to June 15.
Cousins Jonathan Carter and Carlos Brathwaite will be joined by fast bowler Miguel Cummins, off-spinning all-rounder Ashley Nurse and opener Kraigg Brathwaite in the matches which are scheduled for Windward Cricket Club, Lucas Street, St Philip (May 26-29) and Kensington Oval (June 2-5).
Right-handed Jamaican stroke-maker Jermaine Blackwood, who was the leading batsman in the just ended regional first-class championship with 611 runs has also been included, as well as Windward Islands’ batsman Sunil Ambris, who scored two centuries while amassing 468 runs in the same four-day competition.
The teams will also clash in three 50-over matches and two Twenty20 matches.
The players will assemble in Barbados on Monday for a camp leading up to the series.
SQUAD (for four-day matches only): Sunil Ambris, Ronsford Beaton, Devendra Bishoo, Jermaine Blackwood, Carlos Brathwaite, Kraigg Brathwaite, Jonathan Carter, Sheldon Cottrell, Miguel Cummins, Assad Fudadin, Leon Johnson, Ashley Nurse, Chadwick Walton. MATCH SCHEDULE May 26-29: 1st Four-day match at Windward Cricket Club, Lucas Street, St Philip. June 2-5: 2nd Four-day match at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown. June 8: 1st 50-over match at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown. June 10: 2nd 50-over match at Windward Cricket Club, Lucas Street, St Philip. June 12: 3rd 50-over match at Desmond Haynes Oval, Black Rock, St Michael. June 14: 1st T20 at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown. June 15: 2nd T20 at 3Ws Oval, UWI Cave Hill Campus. (EZS)