Paul tests positive for COVID-19; Shepherd included in ODI squad

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Cricket West Indies’ (CWI) Senior Men’s Selection Panel has named Romario Shepherd in the 13-member squad to face Bangladesh in the three-match CG United One-Day International (ODI) Series.

Shepherd was originally a reserve, but will now replace Keemo Paul, who tested positive for COVID-19 and is therefore unavailable. Odean Smith has been added as the reserve.

Shepherd bowled well in the recent T20 International (T20I) Series, where he was the leading wicket-taker with six wickets (average 11.33; economy 7.5) including a career-best 3-21 in the first T20I at Windsor Park, Dominica.

He will now have the opportunity, subject to selection, to play more games in front of his home crowd at the Guyana National Stadium.

The CG United ODI Series is due to bowl off on Sunday. First ball is 09:30h (08:30h Jamaica Time).

Fans can book their seats via www.windiescricket.com/tickets safe in the knowledge you can select your preferred seats before getting to the ground and avoid queues. Online purchases allow fans to save the tickets to a mobile device or print out at home to present for scanning at the stadium. (CWI)

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