Shimron Hetmyer dropped from West Indies T20 World Cup squad after missing flight to Australia, replacement announced

The West Indies cricket board has named Shamarh Brooks as he replacement for the marquee event.

SportsTiger StaffAuthor

Updated - 04 October 2022 11:09 AM

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West Indies batter Shimron Hetmyer has been dropped from the T20 World Cup squad after he failed to board the flight for Australia on time on Monday. Notably, the hard-hitter has been a regular in the Caribbean T20 side and he missed the rescheduled flight, which he had requested to the Cricket West Indies.

 

Notably, the West Indies cricket board has named Shamarh Brooks as he replacement for the marquee event.


As reported by the the Cricket West Indies, Hetmyer informed the Director of Cricket that he will not be able to get to the airport in time for the rescheduled flight after he had requested to reschedule it from October 1 to October 3, citing family reasons.

 

“This afternoon we informed the CWI board of directors that the selection panel had unanimously decided to replace Shimron Hetmyer with Shamarh Brooks in our T20 World Cup squad. Whilst we changed Shimron’s flight from Saturday to Monday due to family reasons, it was made clear to him that if there were any further delays and issues with his travel to Australia then we would have no choice but to replace him in the squad, as we are not prepared to compromise the team’s ability to prepare for this extremely important global event,” said Jimmy Adams  in the released statement.

 

West Indies T20 World Cup squad:

Nicholas Pooran (C), Rovman Powell (VC), Shamarh Brooks, Yannic Cariah, Johnson Charles, Sheldon Cottrell, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Evin Lewis, Kyle Mayers, Obed McCoy, Raymon Reifer, Odean Smith

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