Cricket West Indies (CWI) has named an 18-member squad for the five-match T20I sequence to be performed in opposition to England subsequent month. The 5 T20Is will probably be performed from September 21-30 on the Incora County Floor, Derby.
This sequence would be the first time girls’s cricket is performed on the worldwide stage for the reason that last of the ICC T20 World Cup performed between Australia and India on the MCG on March 8. A number of sequence since – like India tour of England, Australia tour of South Africa and South Africa tour of England – have been cancelled as a result of ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
West Indies will even be with out their lead bowler Anisa Mohammed as she opted out of travelling amidst all of the restrictions and precautions which are being taken owing to the widespread pandemic.
“All gamers got the choice to say no choice for any COVID-19 associated concern. Anisa Mohammed was the one potential selectee who declined the invitation to journey to England,” CWI mentioned in a press release.
The squad, which has one uncapped participant in Kaysia Shultz, will endure coronavirus checks this week earlier than taking a constitution flight to the UK on August 30.
“It’s with pleasure that we’re ready as soon as once more to have our West Indies Ladies’s staff concerned on the worldwide stage,” Ann Browne-John, the lead selector for girls’s and ladies cricket, mentioned.
“This tour to England provides our gamers a fantastic alternative. The bigger eighteen (18) member squad additionally provides a possibility to have younger growing gamers concerned; like the 2 gamers from Guyana, left-arm bowler Kaysia Shultz and all-rounder Shabika Gajnabi. It additionally provides the chance to the younger Trinidadian off spinner Karishma Ramharack to get some worldwide expertise.”
“CWI is happy to be restarting its worldwide girls’s program with a tour to England, the place the usual of ladies’s cricket has grown tremendously, CWI’s director of cricket Jimmy Adams mentioned.
“We thank the ECB for his or her invitation and the added alternative to journey with a bigger squad affords us the possibility to introduce a number of youthful gamers to this stage of the sport, and quick observe their improvement. With a lot uncertainty surrounding cricket scheduling presently, this can be a well timed alternative for our girls to renew aggressive cricket on the highest stage,” he added.
West Indies squad: Stafanie Taylor (c), Aaliyah Alleyne, Shemaine Campbelle, Britney Cooper, Shamilia Connell, Deandra Dottin, Afy Fletcher, Cherry Ann Fraser, Shabika Gajnabi, Sheneta Grimmond, Chinelle Henry, Lee-Ann Kirby, Hayley Matthews, Natasha McLean, Chedean Nation, Karishma Ramharack, Kaysia Schultz, Shakera Selman
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