Nine WI players in Pride line-up
BARBADOS PRIDE have named a predictable 14-man squad for the forthcoming West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Regional Super50 Tournament.
It includes nine members of the West Indies squad in a tri-nations One-Day International series in Zimbabwe last November.
The nine are captain Jason Holder, opener Kraigg Brathwaite, batsmen Roston Chase and Jonathan Carter, who are both handy back-up bowlers, wicketkeeper/batsmen Shai Hope and Shane Dowrich, fast bowling all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite, pacer Miguel Cummins and left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn.
They are joined in the squad by opener Anthony Alleyne, batting all-rounder Kevin Stoute, off-spinning all-rounder Ashley Nurse, pacer Kemar Roach and left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican.
The squad was named yesterday following the completion of two trial matches last Wednesday and Friday, and preparations will continue with two practice matches at the St Catherine Club in Bayfield, St Philip, on Thursday and January 16.
The full Super50 match schedule was also announced Saturday with the WICB confirming Barbados and Antigua as joint hosts for the tournament which runs from January 24 to February 18.
Barbados will stage Zone ‘B’ with matches to be played at Kensington Oval, 3Ws Oval and the Windward Club in Lucas Street. Zone “B” comprises Barbados Pride, along with Jamaica Scorpions, Guyana Jaguars, Combined Campuses and Colleges Marooners and a composite ICC Americas team.
Zone ‘A’ will be played at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground and the renovated Coolidge Cricket Ground, formerly the Stanford Cricket Ground. The Zone ‘A’ teams are Leeward Islands Hurricanes, defending champions Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, Windward Islands Volcanoes, West Indies Under-19s and English county side Kent Spitfires.
The Coolidge Cricket Ground, which is located next the V.C. Bird International Airport, will host all the day/night matches in Zone “A” along with the semi-finals and the final.
The teams will be playing for the Clive Lloyd Trophy. (HG)