Chanderpaul, Imlach and Sinclair get West Indies ‘A’ nod
The Guyana Harpy Eagles trio of Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Tevin Imlach, and Kevin Sinclair, were called up for West Indies ‘A’ team duties against Bangladesh ‘A’ from August 2-20 at the Daren Sammy Cricket ground, St. Lucia.
Chanderpaul and Imlach are in both the Four-Day and 50-Over squads while Sinclair is in the 50-over squad solely.
According to a release to the media from Cricket West Indies (CWI), the two teams will play two Four-Day First-class matches followed by three 50-over matches.
Joshua Da Silva, the wicket-keeper/batter, will lead the team in both formats, with Andre Coley as the Head Coach.
The squads feature several players with international experience, as well as others who have graduated from the CWI Rising Stars U19 and CWI Emerging Players teams
Speaking ahead of the series, Lead Selector the Most Hon. Dr. Desmond Haynes said: “We stated from very early that we would look to give the opportunities to players and broaden the pool. The ‘A Team’ programme is a very good thing for West Indies cricket and CWI must be complimented for ensuring that we have these matches back up and running and arranging these games in Saint Lucia.”
Haynes added: “The squad is selected for us to have a closer look at the players in the longer format and also 50-over format as we have a lot of international cricket around the corner. We want to give the players exposure and the chance to play ‘A Team’ cricket and President’s XI matches as we had earlier this year as it is vital and much needed.
The Four-Day matches will start at 10:00h (09:00h Jamaica Time) and the limited-overs matches will start at 9:30h (08:30h Jamaica Time).
Four-day ‘Tests’ squad: Joshua Da Silva (Captain), Alick Athanaze, Colin Archibald, Yannic Cariah, Keacy Carty, Bryan Charles, Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Justin Greaves, Tevin Imlach, Shermon Lewis, Jeremiah Louis, Marquino Mindley, Anderson Phillip, Jeremy Solozano
50-over squad: Joshua Da Silva (Captain), Alick Athanaze, Teddy Bishop, Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Yannic Cariah, Justin Greaves, Tevin Imlach, Shermon Lewis, Jeremiah Louis, Preston McSween, Marquino Mindley, Anderson Phillip, Kevin Sinclair, Shamar Springer
4-7 August: 1st Four-Day ‘Test’ – local start time 10:00h (09:00h Jamaica)
10-13 August: 2nd Four-Day ‘Test’ – local start time 10:00h (09:00h Jamaica)
16 August: 1st 50-over match – local start time 9:30h (8:30h Jamaica)
18 August: 2nd 50-over match – local start time 9:30h (8:30h Jamaica)
20 August: 3rd 50-over match – local start time 9:30h (8:30h Jamaica)