CRICKET West Indies now has a Windies B Squad – and it has been assembled to travel to Canada today for the inaugural Global T20 Canada League, which will run from June 28 to July 15.
The international tournament is set to attract other elite T20 players from across the West Indies, but Director of Cricket, Jimmy Adams thinks “This is a great opportunity for players and feeds into the organisation’s wider high-performance programme which looks to develop all-round skills sets of the players and officials.”
Chairman of Selectors, Courtney Browne said, “With our Test and A Teams currently on tour, the Global T20 presents an opportunity for the panel to see some of our developing players in the region. The exposure and added development will assist us with identifying players with the potential to develop into international T20 cricketers.”
This Windies B squad : Anthony Bramble (Captain), Fabian Allen, AlickAthanaze, Roland Cato, Justin Greaves, Derval Green, Kavem Hodge, Brandon King, Jeremiah Louis, Obed Mcoy, Khary Pierre, Nicholas Pooran, Sherfane Rutherford and Shamar Springer.
The Team Management Unit includes: Stuart Williams-Coach, Roderick Estwick Coach, Denis Byam-Physiotherapist, Cyril Cox -Strength and Conditioning Trainer and Trent Sargeant – Analyst.
The Global T20 Canada league will see 22 matches played in a round-robin format followed by playoffs and the championship match to be held on July 15. All contests will take place at Maple Leaf Cricket Club in Toronto.