With the Windies ‘A’ squad recently off to England, Cricket West Indies selectors have picked a ‘B’ squad that will compete in the inaugural Global T20 Canada League that will run from June 28 to July 15.
The international tournament is set to attract other elite T20 players from across the world but CWI Director of Cricket, Jimmy Adams, thinks “this is a great opportunity for players and feeds into the organization’s wider high-performance program which looks to develop all-round skills sets of the players and officials.”
Chairman of Selectors, Courtney Browne said that with the Test and ‘A’ teams currently on tour, the Global T20 presents an opportunity for the panel to see some of our developing players in the region. “The exposure and added development will assist us with identifying players with the potential to develop into international T20 cricketers,” he said.
This WINDIES B squad will be captained by Anthony Bramble and will include Fabian Allen, Alick Athanaze, Roland Cato, Justin Greaves, Derval Green, Kavem Hodge, Brandon King, Jeremiah Louis, Obed McCoy, Khary Pierre, Nicholas Pooran, Sherfane Rutherford and Shamar Springer.
Stuart Williams and Roderick Estwick have been appointed coaches. The squad is set to leave on June 14.
Twenty-two matches will be played in a round-robin format followed by playoffs with the championship match to be held on July 15.
All the games will take place at Maple Leaf Cricket Club in Toronto.