Pride Squad For WICB PCL First-Class Match Against Windwards
For contrasting reasons, Jason Holder, the West Indies Test and One-Day International captain and fast bowling all-rounder and his Test team-mate, left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican, are out of the Barbados Pride 13-man squad named today for the crucial sixth round WICB PCL first-class match against Windward Islands Volcanoes at Kensington Oval, starting Friday, February 12.
The 24-year-old Holder, who complained of fatigue by some of his cohorts towards the end of the recent NAGICO Super50 Championship in Trinidad & Tobago following their return from a three-Test series in Australia, which West Indies lost 2-0, requested a break for “personal reasons”, while Warrican is resting a worrying finger injury on his bowling arm, chairman of selectors Henderson Wallace revealed.
While Warrican, 23, played in two matches in the first phase of the first-class Championship which started November 6 before heading “Down Under” with the West Indies team, Holder has not had a four-day match and will effectively miss the entire 2015-16 season as he is in the West Indies squad, slated to leave soon for a camp in the United Arab Emirates from February 22 to March 6 before moving on to the ICC World Twenty20 Tournament in India.
Both Holder and Warrican played five matches in the NAGICO Super50 Championship and after Barbados Pride lost by 72 runs to repeat champions Trinidad & Tobago in the Final at Queen’s Park Oval on January 23, Holder hinted that fatigue had affected some of the players who toured Australia.
“Personally, for me and a couple other guys who returned from Australia, it was tough on us,” he said on Mid-Wicket, The Real Cricket Show, aired on the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation 100.7 FM on Tuesday nights.
Edited by Jesus Chan
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