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Ramdin shines as Trinis win warm up

Trinidad and Tobago's Nokia Champions League Twenty20 campaign got off to a good start yesterday as Daren Ganga's men completed a confidence-boosting 66-run win over Indian Premier League (IPL) team Kolkata Knight Riders in a warm-up match, played behind closed doors yesterday, at Hyderabad Sports Club, India.

T&T's Denesh Ramdin led the way with an undefeated 71 off 46 balls, propelling the Caribbean T20 champions to 167 for five after they won the toss and elected to bat.

Mathurin replaces withdrawn Nurse for T20s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Nurse did not meet the required fitness standard during the ongoing West Indies team camp in Barbados and has been withdrawn from the squad as a result.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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Windies undergoing intensive preparations in Barbados

Bridgetown, Barbados – The members of the West Indies Twenty20 squad for the two Twenty20s in England have commenced intense fitness testing and preparations at the Sagicor High Performance Centre at the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies.

The members of the squad have been joined by the WICB centrally contracted players as well as players selected for the tour of Bangladesh. They will have a week of testing, training and planning before the T20 squad travels to England for the two engagements on September 23rd and 25th.

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Swann to lead England against Windies

London, England – Off-spinner Graeme Swann will captain his country for the first time when he leads the England Twenty20 side in two matches against West Indies this month in the absence of injured skipper Stuart Broad and vice-captain Eoin Morgan.

Swann will be the fifth man to skipper his country this English summer, and sixth this year, when he takes charge of the side for the matches at the Oval on Friday, September 23 and Sunday, September 25.

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