Gayle, Bravo, Russell Ignored

For ODI Series

According to a report, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has ignored the call to relax its selection policy to allow senior players to return to the one day set-up after their duties in the Indian Premier League.

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The report noted that the selection of senior players will not happen for the upcoming Tri-Nation series.

It was speculated that following the WICB triumph at the World T20 in India earlier this year the senior players may be part of the series this summer.

The news will be a big blow to Andre Russell, Chris Gayle and Dwayne Bravo as they had all indicated their willingness and interest in participating in the series.

The report noted, however, all-rounder Kieron Pollard and spinner Sunil Narine have been named in the squad.

Pollard last played an ODI game in 2014, and was overlooked for the 2015 World Cup squad, with the selectors citing a lack of performance, while Narine’s last ODI came in 2015 before he pulled out of the World Cup squad after being called for a suspect action.

Both Pollard and Narine also pulled out of the squad for the World T20 tournament in India earlier this year.

The WICB is expected to release the names of the squad members later this month, according to the report.

Under WICB rules, players must play in the regional Super50 competition to be eligible for West Indies ODI selection.

West Indies will face Australia and South Africa in a series from June 6-26, with all games set to be played under lights.

Carol Maye, Readers Bureau, Fellow

Edited by Jesus Chan

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