Windies trio in T&T team to face Jamaica

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad – Trinidad and Tobago will be boosted by the World Cup trio of Darren Bravo, Kieron Pollard and Ravi Rampaul for their semi-final of the WICB First-Class Championship against Jamaica, starting this weekend.

All three players, who returned from West Indies duty last weekend, have made themselves available for the encounter scheduled for University of the West Indies SPEC ground in St Augustine. Chairman of the national selection panel Dudnath Ramkessoon welcomed the trio’s return, noting that it would bolster the side considerably.

“Having the three West Indies players makes it a wonderful situation for Trinidad and Tobago. They would obviously add strength to the team as we look to reach the finals of the tournament,” Ramkessoon said.

The home side will have to continue to do without the services of opener Adrian Barath who was forced out of the World Cup with injury. Ramkessoon said the 20-year-old right-hander would not be considered for selection as his fitness had not been cleared. Selectors were expected to meet on Tuesday to pick the final squad.

Trinidad and Tobago finished second in the preliminary stage of the tournament with 52 points, five behind leaders Combined Campuses & Colleges.

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