Inside the Region & WICB News
Date Published: 2016-08-08
Region & WICB News
Carlos Brathwaite to captain WI in T20 series against India
St John’s, Antigua, August 8 - (www.bcacricket.org) – Fast bowling all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite has been appointed West Indies captain for the two-match Twenty20 series against India in Florida on August 27 and 28.
Brathwaite, a Barbadian, takes over from Darren Sammy, who led the side to the title in the World T20 Championship in India this year.
The West Indies Cricket Board also announced a 13-man squad tonight for the matches to be played at the Central Broward Regional Park, Fort Lauderdale.
In relation to the appointment of the 28-year-old Brathwaite, chairman of selectors Courtney Browne said: “Brathwaite is one of the most talented players in the T20 format of the game and his humble and committed approach to the game can inspire young and upcoming players.
“We are looking forward to a competitive series against India in these matches."
With regards to Sammy’s omission from the squad, Browne noted that the squad was selected purely on players’ performances.
The selection panel expressed its thanks to Sammy for his leadership in the T20 format of the game for the two World Championship titles in 2012 and 2016.
Prior to the matches in Florida, the squad, all retained players and franchise players in all six regions will participate in a players’ symposium on Wednesday, August 24 to look at the role of players and their responsibilities leading up to 2018.
Squad: Carlos Brathwaite (captain), Samuel Badree, Dwayne Bravo, Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Evin Lewis, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons.