WHEN WINDIES A goes to England this summer, it will be the third series in less than a year.
Cricket West Indies is placing great emphasis on the A team programme to give players international experience and to ensure that “players have the best possible preparation along the pathway to becoming an elite athlete”.
Following a successful and a comprehensive series win over the England Lions earlier this year in the Caribbean, WINDIES A will participate in a Tri-Nation series with India and hosts, England.
The one-day series includes a double-round robin with a final and will run from June 17 – July 2. But before that, there will be two warm up matches.
The 14-man squad reads: Jason Mohammed – captain, Sunil Ambris, Jermaine Blackwood, Rahkeem Cornwall, Dominic Drakes, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Chemar Holder, Andre McCarthy, Keemo Paul, Rovman Powell, RaymonReifer, Devon Thomas, Oshane Thomas and Jomel Warrican
Commenting on the squad, Chairman of Selectors, Courtney Browne said: “As we look ahead to preparing for the 2019 ICC World Cup, the panel has included a mix of current ODI players (Jason Mohammed, Keemo Paul, and Rovman Powell) and also some exciting young fast bowlers that are part of the fast bowling camp currently ongoing in Antigua. Sunil Ambris is also returning from injury.
“The panel is looking forward to also identifying any talent that can be part of the 2019 ICC World Cup squad.”
The team is scheduled to arrive in the UK on Thursday, June 14 and will be accompanied by the Team Management Unit comprising: Andrew Richardson -Team Manager, Floyd Reifer; Head Coach, Rayon Griffith; Assistant Coach, Orlando Griffith; Strength and Conditioning, Vernon ‘Khevyn’ Williams; Physiotherapist and Dinesh Mahabir as Analyst
Richard Pybus will also travel in his capacity as High-Performance Director.
The WINDIES A to UK 2018 Schedule reads:
Sunday, June 17- 1-day versus Warwickshire
Edgbaston (11am), Tuesday, June 19-1-day versus Worcestershire, New Rd, Worcester (11am).
Lions /WINDIES/India Tri Series- Friday 22 June -Lions versus India A ODI
The 3aaa County Ground, Derby, Saturday 23 June – Lions versus WINDIES A ODI , The 3aaa County Ground, Derby , Mon 25 June
India A versus WINDIES A, The Fischer County Ground, Tuesday 26 June, Lions versus India A, The Fischer County Ground, Thursday 28 June,
Lions versus WINDIES A, Northampton, Friday 29 June
India A v WINDIES A, Northampton, Monday 2 July, Final -Kia Oval.