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  • Windies Under-19 training squad announced

    ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – The Selection Panel of Cricket West Indies has announced a 21-member Windies Under-19 squad for a two-week training camp from December 5 to 20 in Barbados and Antigua:


    Alick Athanaze

    Brad Barnes

    Joshua Bishop

    Cephas Cooper

    Kishan Graham

    Jarion Hoyte

    Kirstan Kallicharran

    Mikyle Louis

    Aaron Maniram

    Kimani Melius

    Ashmeade Nedd

    Darron Nedd

    Kian Pemberton

    Raymond Perez

    Joshua Persaud

    Jeavor Royal

    Keegan Simmons

    Javier Spencer

    Emmanuel Stewart

    Bhaskar Yadram

    Nyeem Young

    All but two of the players that were part of the successful trip to southern Africa in July have been included in the squad which also includes seven players whose performances during the recent Regional Under-19 Tournament in St. Kitts enhanced their claims for consideration.

    The new inclusions are: Brad Barnes, Kishawn Graham, Jarion Hoyte, Aaron Maniram, Kimani Melius, Regional U19 3-Day Most Valuable Player Ashmeade Nedd and Regional U19 Super50 MVP Raymond Perez.

    On the squad, Courtney Browne, chairman of the CWI selection panel, said: “As the build up to the 2018 ICC Youth World Cup continues, the development of our Under-19 players is paramount.

    “The upcoming strategic camp will again give the coaching staff another opportunity to enhance and fine-tune the players’ skills and focus on team work, as we set out on our quest to defend the ICC Youth World Cup title.”

    Browne added: “The addition of players from the recent Regional U19 Tournament to the camp squad will complement the team that was so successful two months ago in South Africa and Zimbabwe.

    “These additional players were chosen to strengthen those positions in the squad that we felt needed attention.”

    The players will assemble in Barbados, where they will undergo fitness testing, before travelling to Antigua in order to complete the training programme using the Coolidge Cricket Ground. 

    It will be their final preparation in the Caribbean before travelling to the ICC Youth World Cup to be staged from January 13 to February 3 next year in New Zealand.

    Windies Under-19s are the defending ICC Youth World Cup champions, having lifted the title for the first time ever last year in Bangladesh, under the leadership of Shimron Hetmyer and guidance of head coach Graeme West.

  • Windies bowlers shine as England struggle

    LEEDS, England, CMC – West Indies eased some of the pain of last weekend’s debacle at Edgbaston, stunning England with an incisive bowling display despite an even hundred from Ben Stokes, on the opening day of the second Test here Friday.

    Asked to bowl first at Headingley, the Caribbean side sent England tumbling to 258 all out in their first innings, with Stokes leading the way with a typical attacking hundred and captain Joe Root getting 59.

    Chris Woakes chipped in with 23 while Moeen Ali scored 22, but the remainder of the England batting collapsed in good conditions against impressive fast bowling from Shannon Gabriel and Kemar Roach.

    Gabriel, recalled after missing the opener in Birmingham, snared four for 51 while Roach continued his decent form on his return to Test cricket with four for 71.

    England stumbled to 37 for three in the morning session and even though they made a partial recovery, West Indies were clinical in closing out the innings.

    In the 45 minutes available before the close, the Windies lost left-hander Kieran Powell for five, caught at first slip by Alastair Cook off seamer Jimmy Anderson, to end the day on 19 for one.

    Seeking to turn the page of their recent misery, the Windies made an enterprising start when they grabbed three early wickets to leave England reeling on 37 for three just after the first hour.

    Gabriel removed first Test double century-maker Cook in the eighth over, caught by Kyle Hope low at third slip for 11 with the score on 19, prodding at a good length delivery.

    Three overs later, Roach trapped Tom Wesley lbw for three with a full length delivery and the right-armer returned four overs later – the third over following the drinks break – to have opener Mark Stoneman caught at the wicket off the inside edge for 19.

    England were then propped up by Root and Dawid Malan (8) who put on 34 for the fourth wicket, as the hosts reached lunch on 61 without loss.

    However, the Windies struck a key blow in the third over after the interval when the left-handed Malan was bowled, playing on to captain and pacer Jason Holder with 10 runs added.

    In desperate need of a partnership, England got one courtesy of Root and Stokes who rode their luck to help post 69 for the fifth wicket.

    Root, dropped on eight by Powell at slip off Gabriel at 44 for three, faced 98 deliveries and counted nine fours to follow up his hundred last weekend.

    The left-handed Stokes, meanwhile, played with typical flair, hitting 17 boundaries off 124 deliveries.

    He was let off on nine by Kraigg Brathwaite at second slip off Roach at 100 for four and was given another life on 98 when Gabriel at mid-on grassed another chance off the unlucky Roach.

    England were clawing their way back when the Windies made two key strikes towards the end of the session in the space of 21 balls. Root was first to fall, caught at slip by Jermaine Backwood sweeping at leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo and Johnny Bairstow edged a drive at Gabriel and was taken at second slip by Holder for two.

    Tentatively placed on 156 for six at tea, England were lifted by Stokes who anchored two key stands – adding 68 for the seventh with Moeen and a further 38 for the eighth with Woakes.

    Moeen eventually drove Roach low to Roston Chase at point to fall softly and Stokes completed his sixth Test hundred before top-edging a pull at Gabriel to wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich.

    The Windies then finished the innings off clinically, as the last three wickets fell with no addition to the total.

    ENGLAND 1st Innings

    A Cook c K Hope b Gabriel 11

    M Stoneman c wkp Dowrich b Roach 19

    T Westley lbw b Roach 3

    *J Root c Blackwood b Bishoo 59

    D Malan b Holder 8

    B Stokes c wkp Dowrich b Gabriel 100

    +J Bairstow c Holder b Gabriel 2

    M Ali c Chase b Roach 22

    C Woakes c Dowrich b Roach 23

    S Broad b Gabriel 0

    J Anderson not out 0

    Extras (b2, lb3, w4, nb2) 11

    TOTAL (all out, 70.5 overs) 258

    Fall of wickets: 1-19, 2-26, 3-37, 4-71, 5-140, 6-152, 7-220, 8-258, 9-258, 10-258.

    Bowling: Roach 19.5-1-71-4, Gabriel 17-4-51-4, Holder 16-5-45-1, Chase 12-1-59-0, Bishoo 6-0-27-1.

    WEST INDIES 1st Innings

    K Brathwaite not out 13

    K Powell c Cook b Anderson 5

    D Bishoo not out 1

    TOTAL (1 wkt, 12 overs) 19

    To bat: K Hope, S Hope, R Chase, J Blackwood, +S Dowrich, *J Holder, K Roach, S Gabriel

    Fall of wicket: 1-11.

    Bowling: Anderson 6-3-5-1, Broad 5-1-12-0, Woakes 1-0-2-0.

    Position: West Indies trail by 239 runs with nine first innings wickets intact.

    Toss: England.

    Umpires: Chris Gaffaney, S Ravi; TV – Marais Erasmus.

  • Windies still up for fight despite Edgbaston humbling, says Law

    LEEDS, England, CMC – Head coach, Stuart Law, says embattled West Indies are anxious to prove their worth, after enduring a storm of criticism over their humiliating innings defeat to England in the day/night opening Test at Edgbaston last weekend.

    The Caribbean side lost 19 wickets on Saturday’s third day to tumble to an embarrassing innings and 209-run loss, and extend their woeful record of not having won a Test in England in 17 years.

    Despite the firestorm, however, Law said his side, though disappointed, had continued to show the necessary temperament and commitment.

    “The boys know it’s an attitude change. They need to stand up and fight and they’ve all spoken about that,” Law told reporters here Wednesday.

    “There has been no negative talk in our dressing room. We’ve tried to highlight what we have done well since we’ve arrived and what we need to do better. It’s all positive talk in our room.

    “The criticism will come whether we win lose or draw – we’re pretty accustomed to that so we just have to get on with it.”

    West Indies entered the Test in good nick after encouraging performances in their opening first class matches against Essex, Kent and Derbyshire.

    In fact, four players scored hundreds in the drawn three-day encounter in Derby, a total contrast to the showing in Birmingham when they were rolled over for 168 and 137 in quick time.

    Law, who took over helm of the side in March, said confidence had been understandably low following the drubbing but the players had rebounded well.

    “After a loss like that you always feel a little underconfident but we’ve been honest with our assessment … all the boys are very honest with the assessment of what went on and we’re aiming to put it right over the next five days ,” the Australian explained.

    “These guys need the chance to prove that they are good enough to play for West Indies and I am backing them a hundred per cent. There’s a lot of talent in our dressing room and they have the opportunity to turn it around.”

    He added: “We understand that there are a lot of people out there who are disappointed in our performance but I can tell you there is no one more disappointed than the dressing room itself.

    “We had a good long chat after the game, we had a good session up in Birmingham as well which highlighted the fact that we are thinking about turning this around.”

    West Indies clash with England in the second Test starting Friday at Headingley, knowing another defeat there will keep their disappointing record in tact of not having won a series in England in three decades.

    The Caribbean side’s last two Tests at the venue – in 2000 and 2007 – ended in innings defeats for the visitors but Law said they were hoping to do well.

    “We came here full of expectations again. Our preparation has been good,” he noted.

    “If you dissect the game [at Edgbaston] we had to bat against two pretty decent bowlers in favourable conditions under lights and in overcast conditions. Taking that in, we understand we have to be better and we’re aiming to do that.”

  • Kallicharan hundred keeps T&T unbeaten

    BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC – Kirstan Kallicharan’s hundred kept Trinidad and Tobago unbeaten in the Regional Under-19 one-day championship here Tuesday, as they trounced Windward Islands by eight wickets.

    Chasing a tricky 209 to win at Molyneaux in the fourth round contest, T&T motored to their target in the 39th over, with Kallicharan stroking an unbeaten 102.

    The 17-year-old right-hander, already a key member of world champions West Indies Under-19s, tore into the Windwards attack striking seven fours and seven sixes in a 79-ball cameo.

    With his side stumbling at 43 for two in the 11th over, he put on 166 in an unbroken third wicket stand with Cephas Cooper whose unbeaten 55 came from 93 deliveries and included eight fours.

    Earlier, Kallicharan’s Windies Under-19s teammate Emmanuel Stewart struck 52 as the Windwards ended on 208 for eight off their 50 overs after opting to bat.

    He put on 78 for the third wicket with Johnnel Eugene, who made 40 from 63 balls, to help pull Windwards around from 35 for two in the 11th over.

    Off-spinners Cooper (2-20) and Aaron Maniram (2-30) finished with two wickets apiece.

    At Conaree, ICC Americas produced a solid batting display to upset Barbados by 48 runs.

    Opting to bat first, ICC Americas were powered to 258 for five off their 50 overs with Pranav Sharma top-scoring with 79, Arslan Khan getting 66 and Akashdeep Gill, exactly 50.

    They were tottering on one for one in the first over before Sharma stroked fours in a 109-ball innings and Khan gathered five fours in a 100-ball knock, to rescue their side in a 157-run second wicket stand.

    In reply, Barbados were dismissed for 210 in the final over with Dante Niles top-scoring with 35 and Nico Reifer getting 34.

    At St Paul’s, Raymond Perez carved out an a fluent unbeaten 52 as Guyana overhauled Leeward Islands’ 116 to win by eight wickets.

    Opener Perez faced 71 ball and counted five fours and a six and put on 106 in an unbroken second wicket partnership with Kevelon Anderson who made an unbeaten 51 off 81 balls, with four fours and a six.

    West Indies Under-19 star Bhaskar Yadram had earlier taken six for 16 with his off-spin to limit the Leewards to 116 all out off 45.3 overs.


    At St Paul’s: Guyana won by eight wickets.

    LEEWARD ISLANDS 116 all out off 45.3 overs (Kadeem Henry 28; Bhaskar Yadram 6-16)

    GUYANA 118 for two off 26.1 overs (Raymond Perez 52 not out, Kevelon Anderson 51 not out)

    At Molyneaux: Trinidad and Tobago won by eight wickets.

    WINDWARD ISLANDS 208 for eight off 50 overs (Emmanuel Stewart 52, Johnnel Eugene 40, Daneal Dupigny 30 not out; Cephas Cooper 2-20, Aaron Maniram 2-30)

    TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 209 for two off 38.2 overs (Kirstan Kallicharan 102 not out, Cephas Cooper 55 not out)

    At Conaree: ICC Americas won by 48 runs.

    ICC AMERICAS 258 for five off 50 overs (Pranav Sharma 79, Arslan Khan 66, Akashdeep Gill 50;

    BARBADOS 210 all out off 49.5 overs (Dante Niles 35, Nico Reifer 34; Rommel Shahzad 3-54)

  • Chase, Holder tumble in ICC rankings

    LONDON, CMC – The fallout from West Indies’ humbling innings defeat to England in the opening Test weekend has continued with several of the Caribbean players slumping in the latest International Cricket Council rankings.

    Roston Chase, who entered the contest at Edgbaston on a high following heavy run-scoring against Pakistan last May, fell seven spots in the batting rankings to 32nd while opener Kraigg Brathwaite dropped three spots to 30th.

    The right-handed Chase managed scores of 0 and 24 while Brathwaite scored 0 and 40 as West Indies went down by an innings and 209 runs inside three days in the day/night encounter.

    Captain Jason Holder, whose stock as a genuine all-rounder has risen in recent times, tumbled 10 places and is now ranked 61st.

    The only real spark in the rankings for the Windies was Jermaine Blackwood who jumped six spots to 41st after hammering an aggressive unbeaten 79 in the first innings at Edgbaston.

    Blackwood was playing his first Test in 10 months after being left out for the Pakistan series.

    In the bowling rankings, there was more bad news for the Windies as 20-year-old speedster Alzarri Joseph lost 11 places to drop to 77th while seamer Holder also fell four spots to 39th.

    Neither impressed at Edgbaston with Joseph going wicket-less and Holder claiming a single victim in England’s massive first innings of 514 for eight declared.

    Chase, who grabbed four wickets with his part-time off-spin, climbed four places to 73rd.

    Australia’s Steve Smith leads an unchanged top five in the batting while India’s Ravindra Jadeja heads an unchanged top five in the bowling rankings.

  • Stewart fires Windwards as Guyana, T&T also win easily

    BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC – Batsman Emmanuel Stewart returned from West Indies Under-19 duty to immediately stamp his authority, as he steered Windward Islands to a convincing seven-wicket victory over Jamaica in the opening round of the Regional Under-19 one-day championship here Tuesday.

    The 17-year-old Grenadian, who toured South Africa and Zimbabwe recently with the Young Windies, struck an unbeaten 76 as the Windwards overhauled their target of 141 to win easily at Conaree.

    Free-scoring Kimani Melius perished cheaply for nine at 19 for one in the seventh over but Stewart stepped up to anchored a trio of partnerships to see his side home.

    He dominated a 32-run second wicket stand with Johann Jeremiah (3), added a further 59 for the third wicket with Johnnel Eugene (26) before staging an unbroken fourth wicket partnership of 31 with Alick Athanaze (6 not out).

    All told, captain Stewart faced 95 deliveries and struck five fours.

    Earlier, new-ball bowler Shermill Lewis snatched four for 20 as Jamaica, opting to bat first, were dismissed for 140 off 39.3 overs.

    Young Windies all-rounder Jeavor Royal, also returning to the Jamaica side following international duty, top-scored with 43 while captain Brad Barnes made 33.

    Lewis grabbed the first four wickets to fall as Jamaican tumbled to 30 for four in the 10th over and never recovered.


    JAMAICA 140 39.3 overs (Jeavor Royal 43, Brad Barness 33; Shermill Lewis 4-20, Alick Athanaze 3-19)

    WINDWARDS 141 for three off 34.4 overs (Emmanuel Stewart 76 not out, Johnnel Eugene 26)

    At Verchilds, Guyana were the dominant side as they overpowered ICC Americas by 148 runs to make a winning start.

    Choosing to bat first, Guyana were powered by half-centuries from Kevin Sinclair (82) and Raymond Perez (58) as they posted an imposing 295 for seven off their 50 overs.

    Ronaldo Ali Mohammed struck 49 while Young Windies stroke-maker Bhaskar Yadram chipped in with 43.

    Sinclair hammered six fours off 116 deliveries while Perez faced 85 balls and belted four fours and a pair of sixes, as they added 116 for the first wicket.

    Sinclair also put on 56 for the second wicket with Joshua Persaud who made 28 on his return to the squad from international duty.

    Ali Mohammed and Yadram bludgeoned the ICC Americas bowling. Ali Mohammed blasted three fours and four sixes in a 22-ball cameo while Yadram faced just 27 balls and clobbered a four and four sixes.

    In reply, captain and opener Adhihetty Bhavindu was the only batsman to pass 20 with 36 as off-spinner Yadram snared four for 24 to wreck the ICC Americas innings.


    GUYANA 295 for seven off 50 overs (Kevin Sinclair 82, Raymond Perez 58, Ronaldo Ali Mohammed 49, Bhaskar Yadram 43; Gill Akashdeep 3-40)

    ICC AMERICAS 147 for nine off 50 overs (Adhihetty Bhavindu 36; Bhaskar Yadram 4-24)

    At Molineaux, Trinidad and Tobago made light work of a target of 122 to beat Leeward Islands by seven wickets.

    Leonardo Julien top-scored with 41, putting on 68 for the first wicket with Keagan Simmons (22) to lay the foundation for the successful run chase.

    Off-spinners Avinash Mahabirsingh (3-12) and Matthew Patrick (3-18) had earlier claimed three wickets apiece as the Leewards declined from 68 for one to lose their last nine wickets for 54 runs.


    LEEWARDS 122 off 39.2 overs (Uri Smith 33, Kadeem Henry 27; Avinash Mahabirsingh 3-12, Matthew Patrick 3-18)

    T&T 124 for three off 21.5 overs (Leonardo Julien 41, Cephas Cooper 22, Kegan Simmons 22; Shacoy Floyd 2-24)

  • Disappointing Windies end World Cup on losing note

    Afy Fletcher of West Indies during the ICC Women's World Cup 2017 match between England and the West Indies at The County Ground. (Photo by Harry Trump via Getty Images)

    BRISTOL, England, CMC – West Indies Women squandered the ideal opportunity to end their disappointing ICC World Cup campaign on a high when they crashed to a 92-run defeat to hosts England Women in their final match here Saturday.

    The Caribbean unit, led by the exceptional leg-spinner Afy Fletcher, managed to restrict England to 220 for seven off 50 overs at the Gloucestershire County Ground but their batsmen let them down badly and they collapsed to 128 for nine, slumping to their fifth defeat in seven matches.

    Opting to bowl, the Windies spinners did the job on a slow, turning pitch, and only captain Heather Knight with a top score of 67 and Tammy Beaumont, 42, managed to show enterprise.

    Laura Marsh, batting at number nine, chipped in with a valuable unbeaten 31 while veteran Jenny Gunn scored 24 not out.

    Fletcher was excellent, taking three for 33 from her 10 overs while off-spinner Anisa Mohammed also proved stingy, conceding just 32 runs from her 10 overs.

    In their turn at the crease, West Indies got 29 from teenaged opener Hayley Matthews and 23 from Chedean Nation, but no other player passed 20 in yet another concerning display with the bat.

    Seamer Natalie Sciver took three for three from four overs but it was left-arm spinner Alex Hartley, with one or 25 from her 10 and off-spinner Laura Marsh, with one for 25 from 10 overs, who put the squeeze on the innings.

    West Indies ended the tournament sixth on four points from their last two victories over Pakistan Women and Sri Lanka Women, with all three teams along with fifth placed New Zealand Women suffering elimination.

    England ended top of the standings on 12 points, reigning champions Australia Women finished second also on 12 points but with an inferior net run rate, while India Women were third on 10 and South Africa Women fourth on nine.

    Already eliminated after losing their opening four games, West Indies entered their contest playing for pride but once again let themselves down with ordinary cricket – especially over the second half of the game.

    Beaumont put on 47 off 56 deliveries for the first wicket with Lauren Winfield who made 11 before picking out Matthews on the mid-wicket boundary with rookie left-arm seamer Akeira Peters.

    In the next over, Sarah Taylor edged a sharp catch to Matthews at slip off medium pacer Deandra Dottin, to depart without scoring at 54 for two in the 11th over.

    Knight, who faced 88 balls and struck five fours, then put on 37 for the third wicket with Beaumont who faced 71 deliveries and counted six fours.

    But once Beaumont scooped a full toss from Fletcher to the wicketkeeper in the 22nd over, three wickets fell for 14 runs to leave England stumbling on 105 for five in the 26th over.

    Knight then shepherded the innings, putting on 36 for the sixth wicket with Katherine Brunt (14) and 31 for the seventh with Gunn, before Gunn and Marsh added 48 off 39 balls at the end to provide a final thrust.

    In reply, West Indies got a slow start and once they started losing wickets steadily, the innings fell apart.

    Matthews added 34 for the first wicket with Kycia Knight who made 17 before she was run out in a mix-up over a non-existent single in the 10th over.

    Three overs later, captain Stafanie Taylor chose not to review a questionable lbw decision and perished without scoring. Replays showed the ball clearly missing.

    Stumbling at 37 for two, Matthews steadied the innings in a 27-run stand with Nation. The 19-year-old faced 64 balls and struck a four and a six while Nation hit a single boundary off 57 deliveries.

    But Matthews was hit in front to Hartley and lbw in the 24th over and Deandra Dottin (7) missed a sweep at off-spinner Heather Knight and was also lbw 20 balls later at 73 for four in the 27th over.

    Nation pulled a Sciver long hop to be brilliantly caught in the deep by Beaumont and once veteran Merissa Aguilleira played across  straight one and was lbw for eight at 90 for six in the 32nd over, the result was a foregone conclusion.


    ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has made another strategic appointment to its Executive team. This time it is the appointment of Verlyn Faustin as Chief Operating Officer (COO).


    Faustin, who is the current Corporate Secretary, will be responsible for the day to day operations of the business, ensuring the organisation has the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures. She will also lead the charge to put people systems in place to effectively grow the organisation and to ensure its financial strength and operational efficiency.

    Faustin’s appointment comes at an interesting time in the WICB as the organisation embraces management and operational changes aimed at making the organisation more effective on and off the field. The appointment falls within the time frame that the technical team has been boosted with the appointments of Jimmy Adams and Stuart Law as Director of Cricket and Men’s Head Coach; and Johnny Grave as CEO.

    Faustin, an attorney by training has been with the WICB for the last five years and has served as a key member of the Executive team. She retains the role of Corporate Secretary.

    President. Dave Cameron, welcomes the appointment. “Verlyn’s previous work is of quality standard, and I have no doubt she will continue along that path. We look forward to her valuable contributions.”

    Faustin’s appointment became effective January 1, 2017.

  • Tickets available for England series

    during the 1st T20i West Indies v England at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados

    during the 1st T20i West Indies v England at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados

    ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Patrons will be able to purchase tickets online tomorrow (Wednesday, February 1) for the three-match one day international series, West Indies vs England.  

    The series set for March 3, 5, (Antigua & Barbuda) & 9 in Barbados used an Official Tour Operators Programme. The arrangement was with International Cricket Tours, Howzat Travel, Sports Tours Plus, Living with the Lions and Gullivers’ Sports Travel.

    Commercial Manager, WICB, Nelecia Yeates says, “I am pleased with the take-up of tickets so far. The five Official Tour Operators we partnered with, have delivered on expectations. We therefore hope that the rest of the region will capitalise on the package we have for the usually-popular West Indies vs England match-up series in the Caribbean.

    Yeates added that “any series with West Indies vs England always attract keen attention from fans all around the world. We look forward to welcoming them to what is expected to be an exciting series.”

    There is a special promotion for children which gives 50 per cent off, once purchased with an adult ticket. There is also a special promotion for patrons over 60. The allocation is one (1) free ticket. That promotion is within the first week of Box Office ticket sales and are for Caribbean Nationals ONLY. Those tickets are on a first-come, first-served basis. Patrons will also have to honour the NO-ENTRY rule.

    Ticket prices for the series range from US $25 – $75. Prices are listed on and through ticket partners Kyazoonga at

    Schedule of Matches

    Vice Chancellor’s XI vs England, Saturday, February 25 Warner Park

    President’s XI vs England – Monday, February 27 Warner Park

    1st ODI – Friday, March 3 Sir Viv Stadium

    2nd ODI – Sunday, March 5 Sir Viv Stadium

    3rd ODI – Thursday, March 9 Kensington Oval

  • Brathwaite to fly home for Super50

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    Carlos Brathwaite will exit the Big Bash League after defending champions Sydney Thunder’s final league match against the Adelaide Strikers on Wednesday. 

    Brathwaite will return to the Caribbean to represent Barbados in the Regional Super50 domestic one-day tournament.

    Brathwaite said he will leave Australia on Thursday morning for Barbados, where the hosts will play their first Super50 match against Guyana on January 24. “Unfortunately, I still have to go home on [Thursday] morning to play in the Super50 tournament,” Brathwaite told the Daily Telegraph Australia.

    Brathwaite was hired by the Thunder as a replacement for fellow West Indies allrounder Andre Russell, who suffered a combination of hamstring and knee injuries.

    In the two matches he has played so far in the BBL, Brathwaite has taken five wickets: 2 for 31 against Hobart Hurricanes and 3 for 21 in the Saturday Sydney derby against the Sixers. He batted only against the Hurricanes and scored 6. He had become an instant hit in the tournament with his ‘dab’ celebrations.

    Currently, the Thunder are placed sixth on the table and a win against the Strikers would keep them in contention for the knockouts.

    First Published On Cricinfo.