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Windies Under 19 depart for India

Bridgetown, Barbados– The West Indies Under 19 team will depart from Barbados on Wednesday evening for India, where they will take on India Under 19, Sri Lanka Under 19 and Australia Under 19 in a 50 Over series. The matches will be played from September 27 to October 9 and will be used as preparations for the International Cricket Council’s Under 19 World Cup, to be played in Australia in August 2012.

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Gibson confident Windies can match England

Bridgetown, Barbados – West Indies Head Coach Ottis Gibson believes his team can match England when the two sides meet in the upcoming two-match T20 Series. The Windies departed from Barbados today after an intense week-long preparatory camp at the Sagicor High Performance Centre. 

Speaking ahead of the squad’s departure for London, Gibson noted that the tour will provide several new players with a chance to get exposure on the international stage. He added that the team includes some very good young players who have the desire to do well.

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Big chance on Dubai tour for HPC players - Coley

Bridgetown,Barbados – There is a buzz among the players in the Sagicor High Performance Centre as they left the Caribbean this afternoon for a two-week tour of Dubai.

Speaking ahead of the squad’s departure Head Coach Andre Coley said there was great expectation as the squad embarked on its second international tour. Last year the Sagicor HPC toured Canada, where they topped a three-nation tournament which included Canada and Bermuda.

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Mathurin replaces withdrawn Nurse for T20s

Bridgetown, Barbados – The West Indies Cricket Board’s Selection Panel has named left-arm spinner Garey Mathurin as a replacement for off-spinner Ashley Nurse in the squad for the two T20 Internationals in England next week.

Nurse did not meet the required fitness standard during the ongoing West Indies team camp in Barbados and has been withdrawn from the squad as a result.

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Charles eager to learn from Dessie Haynes

Bridgetown, Barbados – In just his first week in West Indies colours Johnson Charles says he has “learned a lot of great new things” while working with West Indies Batting Consultant Desmond Haynes. Charles, a top-order batsman from the island of St Lucia, earned a call-up to the squad for the two-match T20 Series against England next week at the Kia Oval in London. Since joining the team for the one-week preparatory camp he has worked closely with Haynes, the legendary opening batsman.
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