No Chanderpaul in Windies training squad
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The West Indies Cricket Board announced today a 12-member West Indies squad which did not include veteran batsmen Shivnarine Chanderpaul for the International Home Test Series against Australia.
Convenor of Selectors Clive Lloyd has communicated this to Chanderpaul both verbally and in writing, explaining the Selection Panel’s omission.
“This was a tough decision for the Selection Panel to make,” said Lloyd. “We recognise the significant contribution Chanderpaul has made to the West Indies teams over the last two decades, but we want to take this opportunity to introduce a number of young, promising players into the squad.”
The squad for the first Test against the Australians will be finalised next Friday.
It coincides with the final day of the tour match between the WICB President’s XI, a composite side of Test hopefuls, and the Aussies, starting next Wednesday at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground in Antigua.
The training camp takes place in Barbados from tomorrow through Friday, with sessions being staged at the Franklyn Stephenson Academy in the community of Bennetts, St Thomas.
Training Squad: Devendra Bishoo, Jermaine Blackwood, Kraigg Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Shannon Gabriel, Jason Holder, Shai Hope, Veerasammy Permaul, Denesh Ramdin, Kemar Roach, Marlon Samuels, Jerome Taylor. Team Management Unit: Phil Simmons (Head Coach), Sir Richie Richardson (Manager), Stuart Williams (Assistant Coach), Sir Curtly Ambrose, (Bowling Consultant), Andre Coley (Assistant Coach), C.J. Clark (Physiotherapist), Hector Martinez Charles (Fitness Coordinator), Richard Berridge (Video Analyst), Virgil Browne (Massage Therapist), Philip Spooner (Media Relations Manager).
Schedule of matches
27 to 29: Tour match – Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, Antigua
3 to 7: 1st Test – Windsor Park, Dominica
11 to 15: 2nd Test – Sabina Park, Jamaica