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Date Published: 2020-06-08 

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West Indies squad leaves for Test tour to England

St. John’s, Antigua, June 8 - (www.bcacricket.org) - The West Indies team departed from Antigua this evening for the Sandals three-match Test tour of England, having all arrived from the two chartered planes that collected the players and staff from their home countries throughout the day. 

All the touring party based in the Caribbean completed their COVID-19 tests last week and all the results have been confirmed as negative. The group then travelled on a private charter which is due to arrive in Manchester on Tuesday morning.

On arrival into Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, the touring party will be tested again for COVID-19 as they begin the seven-week tour where they will live, train and play in a “bio-secure” environment, as part of the comprehensive medical and operational plans to ensure player and staff safety. The bio-secure protocols will restrict movement in and out of the venues, so a group of reserve players will travel to train and help prepare the Test squad and ensure replacements are available in case of any injury.

Meanwhile, Floyd Reifer will join the coaching staff as Batting Coach, as he fills in for Monty Desai, who is based in India and due to travel restrictions cannot join the team for this tour. A.R. Srikkanth, the Team Analyst, is also based in India and will work remotely from Bangaluru for the duration of this tour where he will continue to support the team.

Reifer, a former Barbados batsman and West Indies captain, is the current West Indies ‘A” and High-Performance Head Coach. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role having coached the West Indies team last year.

The other members of the coaching staff are Phil Simmons (Head Coach) and Roddy Estwick (Assistant Coach), and Rayon Griffith (Assistant Coach). The medical support staff are bolstered by the additions of Dr Praimanand Singh (Team Doctor), Neil Barry Jr (Physiotherapist), Nkoyo Meade (Massage Therapist) and Donald LaGuerre (Team Psychologist). 

“This is a huge step forward in cricket and in sports in general as we travel over to England for this series. A lot has gone into the preparations for what will be a new phase in the game. I’m happy for the support and well-wishes we have been receiving from our loyal and dedicated fans once it was confirmed the tour would go-ahead. This has been a source of great inspiration,” said captain Jason Holder.

“We have a fantastic group of cricketers, coaches, medical staff and support staff and I know everyone is eagerly looking forward to the start of the first match when we can get back on the field of play. There is expectation in the air that we will defend the Wisden Trophy and we will certainly put in the work and give it our all to keep hold of it.”

The series will feature three back-to-back Test matches for the Wisden Trophy, starting July 8. The first Test will be played at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton (July 8-12) with the second and third matches at Old Trafford in Manchester from July 16-20 and then July 24-28.

Test Squad: Jason Holder (Captain), Jermaine Blackwood, Nkrumah Bonner, Kraigg Brathwaite, Shamarh Brooks, John Campbell, Roston Chase, Rahkeem Cornwall, Shane Dowrich, Chemar Holder, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Raymon Reifer and Kemar Roach.

Reserve Players: Sunil Ambris, Joshua DaSilva, Shannon Gabriel, Keon Harding, Kyle Mayers, Preston McSween, Marquino Mindley, Shayne Moseley, Anderson Phillip, Oshane Thomas and Jomel Warrican.

Team Management: Phil Simmons (Head Coach), Rawl Lewis (Team Manager), Roddy Estwick (Assistant Coach), Rayon Griffith (Assistant Coach), Floyd Reifer (Batting Coach), Dr Praimanand Singh (Team Doctor), Ronald Rogers (Strength & Conditioning Coach), Denis Byam (Physiotherapist), Neil Barry Jr (Physiotherapist), Zephyrinus Nicholas (Massage Therapist), Nkoyo Meade (Massage Therapist), Donald LaGuerre (Team Psychologist), A.R. Srikkanth (Team Analyst) and Dario Barthley (Media & Content Officer).

WISDEN TROPHY MATCH SCHEDULE

July 8-12: 1st Test Match at Ageas Bowl, Southampton

July 16-20: 2nd Test Match at Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester

July 24-28: 3rd Test Match at Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester

Document Author bcacricket.org
Date Published 2020-06-08
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Historical Batting Stats
Pos. Name (Club) MT I NO R HS AVE 100 50 Division
1. Floyd Reifer (UWI) 7 4 1 72 33 24.00 0 0 2017 Sagicor Twenty20
2. Floyd Reifer (UWI) 6 4 3 49 22* 49.00 0 0 2016 Sagicor Twenty20
3. Floyd Reifer (UWI) 4 7 1 389 156 64.83 2 0 2015 Elite Division
4. Floyd Reifer (UWI) 9 15 3 406 101* 33.88 1 4 2014 Elite Division
5. Floyd Reifer (UWI) 9 12 1 334 57 30.36 0 2 2013 Elite Division
6. Floyd Reifer (UWI) 9 13 1 442 112* 36.83 2 2 2012 Elite Division
7. Floyd Reifer (UWI) 11 17 5 631 173 52.58 1 4 2011 First Division
8. Floyd Reifer (UWI) 3 3 0 100 77 33.33 0 1 2011 Sagicor Cup
9. Floyd Reifer (UWI) 1 1 0 37 37 37.00 0 0 2010 Sagicor Twenty20
10. Floyd Reifer (UWI) 10 13 3 461 111 46.10 1 3 2010 First Division
11. Floyd Reifer (UWI) 4 4 0 177 108 44.25 1 0 2010 Sagicor Cup
12. Floyd Reifer (UWI) 11 15 4 598 143 54.36 1 4 2009 First Division
13. Floyd Reifer (UWI) 3 2 0 9 6 4.50 0 0 2009 Sagicor Twenty20
14. Floyd Reifer (UWI) 9 14 2 657 129 54.75 1 6 2008 First Division
15. Floyd Reifer (UWI) 8 7 3 193 63* 48.25 0 2 2008 Sagicor Cup
16. Floyd Reifer (UWI) 9 14 2 605 106* 50.42 2 3 2007 First Division
17. Floyd L Reifer (UWI) 10 10 2 372 81 46.50 0 3 2007 Sagicor Cup
18. Floyd Reifer (UWI) 4 5 1 226 110* 56.50 1 1 2006 First Division
19. Floyd Reifer (Cable & Wireless) 2 3 0 100 57 33.33 0 1 2005 First Division
20. Floyd Reifer (Cable & Wireless) 1 2 0 53 34 26.50 0 0 2004 First Division
21. Floyd Reifer (Cable & Wireless) 4 5 0 203 159 40.60 1 0 2003 First Division
22. Floyd Reifer (Cable & Wireless) 4 7 1 231 57 38.50 0 1 2002 First Division
23. Floyd Reifer (Cable & Wireless) 6 6 0 139 43 23.16 0 0 2001 First Division
24. Floyd Reifer (Cable & Wireless) 4 4 0 115 56 28.75 0 1 2000 First Division
25. Floyd Reifer (Cable & Wireless) 10 15 2 609 142 46.34 2 2 1999 First Division
26. Floyd Reifer (Cable & Wireless) 6 9 2 257 117* 36.71 1 0 1998 First Division
27. Floyd Reifer (BET) 9 14 3 634 265* 57.63 2 1 1997 First Division
28. Floyd Reifer (BET) 8 13 6 657 142* 93.86 3 2 1996 First Division
29. Floyd Reifer (BET) 12 17 3 626 86* 44.71 0 6 1995 First Division
30. Floyd Reifer (BET) 13 18 5 662 136 50.92 1 4 1994 First Division
31. Floyd Reifer (BET) 10 17 4 527 120 40.54 1 3 1993 First Division
32. Floyd Reifer (BET) 13 20 2 579 177 32.17 1 2 1992 First Division
33. Floyd Reifer (BET) 11 13 1 250 38 20.83 0 0 1991 First Division
34. Floyd Reifer (Schools North) 13 19 1 490 96 27.22 0 3 1990 First Division
35. Floyd Reifer (Schools North) 7 13 0 160 40 12.30 0 0 1989 First Division
36. Floyd Reifer (Combined Schools) 9 12 1 110 34 10.00 0 0 1988 First Division
37. Floyd Reifer (Combined Schools) 2 2 0 13 13 6.50 0 0 1987 First Division
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Pos. Name (Club) MT O M R W AVE BB 5W 10W ER Tournament
1. Floyd Reifer (UWI) 9 5.0 0 22 0 0.00 0-22 0 0 4.40 2007 Banks First Division
2. Floyd Reifer (BET) 10 44.3 1 161 6 26.83 2-2 0 0 3.61 1999 First Division
3. Floyd Reifer (BET) 12 7.0 0 52 1 52.00 1-12 0 0 7.43 1995 First Division
4. Floyd Reifer (BET) 13 8.5 1 41 2 20.50 2-14 0 0 4.64 1994 First Division
5. Floyd Reifer (BET) 13 1.0 0 6 0 0.00 0-0 0 0 6.00 1992 First Division
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