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Lendl Simmons to miss ICC World T20


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Lendl Simmons to miss ICC World T20

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DUBAI – Lendl Simmons has been ruled out of the International Cricket Council’s World Twenty20 Tournament due to a back injury.

The 31-year-old right-handed top-order batsman will remain in Trinidad to continue his rehabilitation. A replacement player will be named in the coming days.

The Windies are due to arrive in Kolkata on Monday, March 7 ahead of the global event. They will have official warm-up matches against India on Thursday, March 10 and against Australia on Sunday, March 13.

West Indies have been drawn in Group 1 of the Super 10 stage where they will play alongside England, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and one of the qualifiers from the first round.

Squad:

Darren Sammy (Captain), Samuel Badree, Sulieman Benn, Carlos Brathwaite, Dwayne Bravo, Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Ashley Nurse, Denesh Ramdin, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Jerome Taylor

Team Management:

Phil Simmons (Head Coach), Rawl Lewis (Interim Team Operations Manager), Sir Curtly Ambrose (Bowling Consultant), Stuart Williams (Assistant Coach), Andre Coley (Assistant Coach), C.J Clark (Physiotherapist), Ronald Rogers (Strength & Conditioning Coach), Dexter Augustus (Analyst), Philip Spooner (Media Manager), Virgil Browne (Massage Therapist)

Full Match Schedule

United Arab Emirates Series

Saturday, February 27: West Indies beat Zimbabwe by 18 runs – Sharjah Stadium, Sharjah

Monday, February 29: West Indies beat Zimbabwe by 10 wickets – Sharjah Stadium, Sharjah

Friday, March 4: West Indies beat Warwickshire by 13 runs – Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Sunday, March 6: vs Warwickshire – Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

ICC World T20 Warm-ups

Thursday, March 10: vs India – Eden Garden, Kolkata

Sunday, March 13: vs Australia – Eden Garden, Kolkata

ICC World T20 Super 10 Group 1

Wednesday, March 16: vs England – Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Sunday, March 20: vs Sri Lanka – M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

Friday, March 25: vs South Africa – Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur

Sunday, March 27: vs Qualifier 1B – Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur (PR)

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