Bishop misses cut for U-19 World Cup
Barbados all-rounder Joshua Bishop has been omitted from the West Indies’ 15-member Under-19 squad for next January’s ICC Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand.
While Bishop, a left-arm spinner and hard-hitting batsman, could only land a spot among the three reserves, two Barbadians, fast bowler Jarion Hoyte and all-rounder Nyeem Young, were selected in the squad, which will be captained by Emmanuel Stewart during the January 13 to February 3 tournament.
Stewart and Kistan Kallicharan are the only two survivors from the successful side, led by Shimron Hetmyer, which won the last tournament in Bangladesh in 2016.
West Indies will contest Group A of the preliminary round, alongside Kenya, South Africa and hosts New Zealand. They will oppose the Black Caps at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui in the tournament’s opening game.
The squad will leave the Caribbean on December 28 and undergo a one-week camp in New Zealand prior to the start of the tournament. (EZS)