Windies squads for Digicel Pearls T20 & ODIs announced

St John’s, Antigua – The West Indies Cricket Board’s Selection Committee has named the following West Indies squads for the Digicel Pearls Twenty20 and the First and Second Digicel Pearls ODIs at the Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad. West Indies Squad for the Digicel Pearls Twenty20: Darren Sammy – Captain Christopher Barnwell Devendra Bishoo Darren Bravo Andre Fletcher Danza Hyatt Ashley Nurse Ravi Rampaul Andre Russell Marlon Samuels Krishmar Santokie Lendl Simmons West Indies Squad for the 1st and 2nd Digicel Pearls ODIs: Darren Sammy – Captain Dwayne Bravo – Vice Captain Carlton Baugh Devendra Bishoo Darren Bravo Kirk Edwards Anthony Martin Kieron Pollard Ravi Rampaul Andre Russell Marlon Samuels Ramnaresh Sarwan Lendl Simmons Selection notes: 1. Kemar Roach is being rested for the Trinidad leg of the West Indies v India Series 2011. It is expected that other players with heavy workloads will also be rested and rotated from time to time throughout the West Indies v India Series 2011 and moving forward. 2. Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard are not eligible to represent the West Indies in T20 format as they did not take part in the last edition of the Caribbean Twenty20. (The WICB Selection Criteria outline that for a player to be eligible for selection to the West Indies team he must participate in the corresponding format of the game at the regional level.) 3. Although he has been allowed to return to low intensity cricket in Trinidad Adrian Barath is still undergoing rehabilitation and an assessment will be done during the Trinidad leg of the West Indies v India Series 2011. A decision on his return to international cricket will be taken following the assessment and it is hoped he will be available for the Digicel Test Series – West Indies v India. 4. Chris Gayle will not be considered for selection to the West Indies team before an intended meeting with himself, the Selection Committee, the WICB Management and the West Indies Team Management. The Selection Committee views this meeting as necessary as a result of Gayle’s comments in a widely publicized radio interview in Jamaica. 5. The Selection Committee is of the view that Jerome Taylor is required to play a full season of regional cricket in order to prove his fitness to compete adequately at the international level before being considered for selection.
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