West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced the squad for upcoming triangular series also featuring Australia and South Africa. Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo and Darren Sammy have questioned the selection of the West Indies ODI squad for the tri-series. They expressed surprise at Kieron Pollard and Sunil Narine being in the squad despite not meeting what they considered to be one of the West Indies Cricket Board criteria for selection playing West Indies domestic ODI competition.
West Indian all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has expressed his disappointment after not being selected for the upcoming tri-series against Australia and South Africa. Terming the selectors as ‘joke of the day’, Dwayne Bravo took to Twitter to express his disappointment after he was excluded from the national ODI squad.
Dwayne Bravo tweeted: “Joke of the day: WI selectors, One minute Pollard & Narine were not good enough & now are perfect for Tri Nation series? It’s like magic!”
Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo and Darren Sammy took to Twitter to slam the board’s strategy in including players who had not played international cricket for long.
WICB’s criteria for selection would mean both Kieron Pollard and Sunil Narine fail because the duo didn’t play the West Indies’ domestic 50-over competition. Pollard was injured during the Ram Slam T20 in South Africa in November last year and only regained fitness in time for IPL 9, and Narine was banned from cricket at the time after his bowling action had been declared illegal. He was cleared to bowl by the ICC only in April.
Off-spinner Sunil Narine and all-rounder Kieron Pollard, who have not played international cricket since November 2015, and Sunil Narine was banned from cricket at the time after his bowling action had been declared illegal. He was cleared to bowl by the ICC only in April. Were included in the 14-man squad for the series against Australia and South Africa starting from June 11. Brathwaite and Marlon Samuels, who played key roles in West Indies’ World T20 triumph earlier this year, have also been included but the squad does not include all-rounder Andre Russell, Darren Sammy, Dwayne Bravo and Chris Gayle, all involved in Indian Premier League cricket.
West Indies squad: Jason Holder (captain), Sulieman Benn, Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Jonathan Carter, Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher, Shannon Gabriel, Sunil Narine, Ashley Nurse, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin, Marlon Samuels, Jerome Taylor.
Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo and Darren Sammy have questioned the selection of West Indies ODI squad for tri-series in June.
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