The West Indies will compete against UAE from June 4-9
The West Indies has named Johnson Charles as the replacement for the suspended Devon Thomas. He will be part of the squad that will compete in the ODI series in three games against United Arab Emirates. This tournament will happen in the beginning of next month.
The International Cricket Council suspended Thomas from cricket competitions after he was accused of match-fixing and corruption. The 33-year-old broke the ICC’s Anti-Corruption codes.
Charles has not competed in the ODI tournament in the last seven years. However, the 34-year-old opener has brought his T20 career back to life with some impressive performances. The explosive Charles has now completed a remarkable comeback from the wilderness.
The WI coaching staff has made two changes to the squad. Kevin Sinclair has also been called up to replace fellow Guyanese Gudakesh Motie. Motie is a left-arm spinner who is currently nursing a lower-back injury. The 15-man squad is already working together in order to build chemistry.
The West Indies A squad that includes Sinclair and Motie is currently in Bangladesh. They’re participating in ‘Tests’ that will run until June 2.
WI has announced that Motie will be part of the ODI series squad that will travel to the UAE. However, he will only be there to be close to the medical staff. The coaches are hoping that he will be healthy by June 18 in time for the World Cup qualifiers in Zimbabwe.
Chief selector, Desmond Haynes, said that they are hoping that the new players will take their opportunity in the first team. He praised Sinclair for the brilliant he has shown throughout the year. He said that he believes that Charles and Permaul are experienced enough to adapt quickly.
Veerasammy Permaul will be Motie’s replacement in Bangladesh, as part of the West Indies A side.
The West Indies will compete against UAE from June 4-9.