McClean replaces Best in Windies A
 

St John’s, Antigua – Barbadian fast bowler Kevin McClean has been named by the West Indies Selection Panel to replace his countryman Tino Best in the West Indies A squad for the First Digicel ‘Test’ against India A at Kensington Oval starting June 2.

Best was called up to the West Indies Test Squad on tour in England as replacement for injured pacer Shannon Gabriel who will return to the Caribbean.

The 24 year old McClean was one of the leading fast bowlers in the recently concluded Regional 4 Day Tournament, bagging 22 scalps from six appearances for Combined Campuses and Colleges. He registered an average of 18.68 runs per wicket this season and has 34 First Class matches under his belt since debuting in 2008. His best figures in an innings is 5 for 49 and he has a total haul of 88 First Class wickets.

The right arm quick also featured for the WICB President’s XI against Australia in the pre-Test warm up match of the Digicel Series. In that match McLean dismissed Australian captain Michael Clarke and finished with 1 for 27 in 10 overs in the first innings of a low scoring encounter.

McClean, a graduate of the Sagicor High Performance Centre, had been named in the West Indies Test squad in 2009 to face Bangladesh in the Caribbean but did not play. He also toured South Africa with the West Indies for the ICC Champions Trophy that same year but again did not get the nod to make his international debut.

Established West Indies A Team Head Coach Hendy Springer will continue in the role and will once again have former Test opener Stuart Williams as his deputy. Colin Borde will manage the side.

West Indies A Squad for First Digicel ‘Test’

Veerasammy Permaul – Captain

Jason Holder – Vice Captain

Devendra Bishoo

Nkrumah Bonner

Kraigg Brathwaite

Jonathan Carter

Kyle Corbin

Delorn Johnson

Leon Johnson

Kevin McClean

Donovan Pagon

Lendl Simmons

Devon Thomas – Wicketkeeper

Team Management

Hendy Springer – Head Coach

Colin Borde – Team Manager

Stuart Williams – Assistant Coach

Jacqui King-Mowatt – Physiotherapist

Ronald Rogers – Strength and Conditioning Coach

Dexter Augustus – Video Analyst

The Digicel Series includes three ‘Tests’, two Twenty20s and three One Day matches and will be played in Barbados, St Vincent, St Lucia, Trinidad and Grenada.

This is the first assignment for Windies A in 2012. Their last engagement was with Bangladesh A in the Caribbean in November 2011.

Digicel Test Series

First Digicel ‘Test’

June 2 – 5

Kensington Oval, Barbados

Standing Umpires: Gregory Brathwaite & Joel Wilson

Standby Umpire: Jonathan Blades

Match Referee: Mervyn Jones

Second Digicel ‘Test’

June 9 – 12

Arnos Vale Cricket Ground

Standing Umpires: Gregory Brathwaite & Joel Wilson

Standby Umpire: Goaland Greaves

Match Referee: Selwyn Allen

Third Digicel ‘Test’

June 16 – 19

Beausejour Cricket Ground

Standing Umpires: Peter Nero & Nigel Duguid

Standby Umpire: Francis Maurice

Match Referee: Patrick Felix

Digicel Twenty20 Series

First Digicel T20

June 23

Queen’s Park Oval

Standing Umpires: Peter Nero & Joel Wilson

Standby Umpire: Anthony Sanowar

Match Referee: Hayden Bruce

Second Digicel T20

June 24

Queen’s Park Oval

Standing Umpires: Peter Nero & Joel Wilson

Standby Umpire: Danesh Ramdhanie

Match Referee: Hayden Bruce

Digicel One Day Series

First Digicel One Day

June 27

Grenada National Stadium

Standing Umpires: Lennox Abraham & Goaland Greaves

Standby Umpire: Vincent Bullen

Match Referee: Selwyn Allen

Second Digicel One Day

June 29

Grenada National Stadium

Standing Umpires: Lennox Abraham & Vincent Bullen

Standby Umpire: Goaland Greaves

Match Referee: Selwyn Allen

Third Digicel One Day

July 1

Grenada National Stadium

Standing Umpires: Vincent Bullen & Goaland Greaves

Standby Umpire: Lennox Abraham

Match Referee: Selwyn Allen

Date: 
Tue, 05/22/2012 - 12:24

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