In a recent development, the Cricket West Indies (CWI) selection panel has named a 30-member squad for their upcoming training camp ahead of the Test series against South Africa. The camp is scheduled to be a 3-week long affair and will commence in St Lucia from May 16. Notably, the set-up is known to be a high-performance red-ball training centre and will be an opportunity for established as well as developing players to fine-tune and improve their Test cricket skills.
The camp will also allow the players to get into the groove before the international assignment as it had been a month-long break after the Sri Lanka series. It will have two “best v best” inter-squad matches before the Men from the Caribbean play their final series of the ICC World Test Championship against Proteas in June.
Camp important for upcoming Test Series against South Africa: Simmons
“This camp is very important for our preparation for the upcoming Test Series against South Africa and for the rest of our busy and exciting summer. We will continue the work which we began last year in England, to further develop our Test team into a force to be reckoned with in world cricket,” head coach, Phil Simmons said.
“We welcome the good news of a rise to sixth in the ICC Test Rankings, however, this is just the beginning of our journey and we know we have lots of hard work ahead of us,” he added.
30-member Squad: Jermaine Blackwood, Nkrumah Bonner, Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, John Campbell, Roston Chase, Rahkeem Cornwall, Keron Cottoy, Joshua Da Silva, Shannon Gabriel, Keon Harding, Jahmar Hamilton, Kavem Hodge, Chemar Holder, Shai Hope, Kyle Mayers, Obed McCoy, Preston McSween, Marquino Mindley, Shayne Moseley, Paul Palmer, Veerasammy Permaul, Anderson Phillip, Kieran Powell, Raymon Reifer, Jayden Seales, Nial Smith, Oshane Thomas, Hayden Walsh Jr, Jomel Warrican
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