Skipper Jason Holder is one in every of 10 gamers who will miss his nation’s tour of Bangladesh due to “Covid-19 related concerns or personal fears”, Cricket West Indies (CWI) introduced on Tuesday. Jason Holder, Kieron Pollard, Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, Roston Chase, Sheldon Cottrell, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer and Nicholas Pooran pulled out of the tour that features three one-day internationals and two Tests in Chattogram and Dhaka. Fabian Allen and Shane Dowrich are additionally unavailable for private causes.
CWI mentioned its Covid-19 coverage “allows any player to opt out of selection for an overseas tour, only when based on the player’s own safety fears or concerns”.
“Such decisions will not impact their consideration for future selection.”
The Test squad will likely be led by the skilled Kraigg Brathwaite, with Jermaine Blackwood as vice-captain. Former West Indies A group captain Jason Mohammed will lead the ODI group with Sunil Ambris as vice-captain.
The West Indies touring celebration is because of arrive in Dhaka on January 10 and the collection will run till February 15.
“Tours of Bangladesh are never easy as they always play well in their own conditions,” mentioned West Indies coach Roger Harper.
“Although a number of the senior players are missing in both formats, I expect our teams to be very competitive.”
West Indies Test squad
Kraigg Brathwaite (capt), Jermaine Blackwood, Nkrumah Bonner, John Campbell, Rahkeem Cornwall, Joshua Da Silva, Shannon Gabriel, Kavem Hodge, Alzarri Joseph, Kyle Mayers, Shayne Moseley, Veerasammy Permaul, Kemar Roach, Raymon Reifer, Jomel Warrican
West Indies ODI squad
Jason Mohammed (capt), Sunil Ambris, Nkrumah Bonner, Joshua Da Silva, Jahmar Hamilton, Chemar Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Kyle Mayers, Andre McCarthy, Kjorn Ottley, Rovman Powell, Raymon Reifer, Romario Shepherd, Hayden Walsh
Jan 20: 1st ODI at Dhaka
Jan 22: 2nd ODI at Dhaka
Jan 25: third ODI at Chattogram
Feb 3-7: 1st Test at Chattogram
Feb 11-15: 2nd Test Match at Dhaka
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