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Dominica ready to host historic first Test

Roseau, Dominica – The stage is set for the first Test match on the island of Dominica. West Indies captain Darren Sammy said his team is excited by the prospect as they face India in the Third and final Digicel Test at Windsor Park – the newest Test venue on the world stage. First ball is 10 am (9 am Jamaica Time).
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Kieran Powell replaces Sarwan for 3rd Digicel Test

Bridgetown, Barbados– Nevisian opener Kieran Powell has been named in the West Indies squad for the Third Digicel Test at Windsor Park in Dominica.

The 21 year old left hander, a student of the Sagicor High Performance Centre replaces out-of-form right handed Guyanese middle order batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan.

There are no other changes to the 13 man squad from the Second Digicel Test which resulted in a draw. India hold a 1-0 series lead in the three match rubber.

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Digicel Grassroots cricket uncovering talent

St George’s, Grenada– Two Cricket Development Officers are convinced that the Digicel Grassroots Cricket Programme is playing a critical role in uncovering junior talent around the region.

Dwain Gill, the Development Officer in Grenada has said that the programme has been unearthing talent in unexpected places in the Spice Isle.

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Harper withdraws from 3rd Digicel Test

Umpire Daryl Harper has withdrawn from the third Test between the West Indies and India in Dominica that begins from July 6. Harper will be replaced in what was to be his final outing as a member of the elite panel by Richard Kettleborough.

Shillingford cleared by ICC

St John’s, Antigua – Off spinner Shane Shillingford has been cleared by the International Cricket Council to return to international cricket. The ICC formally notified the WICB of the clearance following a Biomechanical Bowling Analysis which was conducted at the University of Western Australia on May 25th last by a research team headed by Prof. Bruce Elliott.

Shillingford underwent five months of intense remedial work at the Sagicor High Performance Centre in Barbados and in his native Dominica.

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