Pride to be boosted by returning players
THE STRUGGLING BARBADOS PRIDE will receive a major boost when seven Barbadians who were on tour with the West Indies cricket team in Australia rejoin the side.
West Indies captain Jason Holder, vice-captain Kraigg Brathwaite, Carlos Brathwaite, wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich, Shai Hope and spinner Jomel Warrican are expected to be available for the fourth round of matches in the NAGICO Super50 Competition.
They will replace Tino Best, Kyle Corbin, Dane Currency, Justin Greaves, Mario Rampersaud, Hayden Walsh Jr and Kenroy Williams.
Barbados Pride will take on ICC Americas at the Queen’s Park Oval. They won the opening match against ICC Americas, but lost to Trinidad and Tobago Red Force and Jamaica Scorpions.
Jamaica have drafted Jermaine Blackwood and Jerome Taylor to replace Nicholas Gordon and Shacaya Thomas.
Fans of Barbados Pride will also welcome the news that Holder will not be turning out for Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League.
According to reports, the West Indies Cricket Board has withheld the no-objection certificate which would have released Holder to play.
WICB Chief Executive Michael Muirhead says Holder was just given a new retainer contract and would be needed for Barbados in the NAGICO Super50 which is going on at the same time.
With only four points from three matches, Barbados Pride are in third place in Group A and are in danger of not reaching the play-off round. (PR/SAT)