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Estranged T&T players take step to rejoin Windies team for World Cup

Embattled Trinidad and Tobago players Dwayne and Darren Bravo, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard and Lendl Simmons have made themselves available for the upcoming Cricket West Indies  Super50 tournament. A statement from the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board stated that Dwayne Bravo would, in fact, be the vice-captain of the Red Force, which will be led by wicketkeeper-batsman Denesh Ramdin.

The move by the five players is seen as another step towards returning to the West Indies for the 2019 World Cup in England. Fast bowler Ravi Rampaul who last played for West Indies in November 2015 has also been
named in the Red Force team. The latest development comes  after it had emerged that talks were ongoing between the players and Cricket West Indies.

The board subsequently shifted the Super50 from February 2019 to October this year, to ensure minimal clash between the domestic 50-over competition and various T20 leagues around the world that the players are a part of.

According to reports, Cricket West Indies CEO Johnny Grave said the board intended to let the players use the Super50 to earn their way back into the West Indies team. The view was seconded by Courtney Browne, the Chairman of Selectors.

 

 



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