According to a press report, the Windies will be introducing a new selection policy soon.
The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) is said to be in talks with the players’ representative body, the West Indies Players Association (WIPA).
Secretary of the West Indies Players Association (WIPA) Wayne Lewis reportedly said that no player will be considered for West Indies duties unless they make themselves available for the entire regional competition in the particular format.
This new development comes on the heels of the exclusion of Jamaica’s middle order batsman Marlon Samuels from the 15-man squad to play England in three One Day Internationals on the basis that he elected to miss games for the Leeward Island Hurricanes in the regional Super 50 tournament.
In a television interview, Marlon Samuels called on the WICB to “compromise” in its selection policy.
He also suggested that the WICB follow the examples of other international cricket boards in the selection of players who ply their skills abroad.
Carol Maye, Readers Bureau, Fellow
Edited by Jesus Chan
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