Hetmyer, Chase meet minimum fitness standard; available for WI selection

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Batsman Shimron Hetmyer and all-rounder Roston Chase have met the West Indies minimum fitness standard and are now available for selection. That’s the word from Cricket West Indies Director of Cricket, Jimmy Adams.

Hetmyer, Chase and fast bowlers Sheldon Cottrell and Oshane Thomas had all failed the fitness test ahead of the selection of the West Indies T20 and ODI squads to face Sri Lanka and were subsequently overlooked.

Roston Chase

Adams, in an update to the media on Monday afternoon, said: “We had done a press conference very recently and we had explained that there were some players that had missed the minimum fitness standard for selection and it’s just an update that two of those four players have since then met that standard, that’s Roston Chase and Shimron Hetmyer.”

“They would now be available for selection; the next selection meeting would be around the Test matches coming up later in March.”

FULL MATCH SCHEDULE

CCG – Coolidge Cricket Ground
SVRS – Sir Vivian Richards Stadium

March 3: 1st CG Insurance T20I at CCG – 6pm Eastern Caribbean Time (ECT), 5pm Jamaica Time (JT)
March 5: 2nd CG Insurance T20I at CCG – 6pm ECT/ 5pm JT
March 7: 3rd CG Insurance T20I at CCG – 6pm ECT/5pm JT

March 10: 1st CG Insurance ODI at SVRS – 9:30am ECT/ 8:30am JT
March 12: 2nd CG Insurance ODI at SVRS – 9:30am ECT/8:30am JT
March 14: 3rd CG Insurance ODI at SVRS – 1:30pm ECT/12:30pm JT (day/night)

March 17-18: Two-day warm-up match at CCG
March 21-25: 1st Test at SVRS – 10am ECT/9am JT
March 29 to April 2: 2nd Test at SVRS – 10am ECT/9am JT

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