West Indies Preparing 30-Man Training Squad for Proteas Series

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Jason Holder earned widespread praise for leading the West Indies’ tour of England in the midst of a global pandemic (Mike Hewitt/NMC Pool/PA)

Cricket West Indies on Saturday named a 30-man training squad for a high-performance camp in preparation for the South Africa Test series starting next month.

The camp, which gets underway Sunday, will be staged at the Darren Sammy National Stadium in St Lucia.

Off-spinning all-rounder Roston Chase and batsman Shamarh Brooks, both of whom recently lost their central retainer contracts, are among the group.

Captain Kraigg Brathwaite and the fast-bowling pair of Kemar Roach and Alzarri Joseph will be unavailable due to their commitments in the ongoing County Championship in England.

Leading all-rounder Jason Holder has been rested and will also miss the camp.

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,” said head coach Phil Simmons, who will oversee the camp.

“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.

“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.”

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.

CMC

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