Windies’ Holder, Pollard opt out of Bangladesh tour on COVID issues

(Reuters) – Cricket West Indies (CWI) reported take a look at captain Jason Holder and restricted-overs skipper Kieron Pollard are among 10 gamers who have decided on not to travel to Bangladesh for their upcoming tour due to issues about the novel coronavirus.

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West Indies are owing to perform three one-working day internationals and two assessments in Chattogram and Dhaka starting off from Jan. 20.

Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, Roston Chase, Sheldon Cottrell, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer and Nicholas Pooran are the other players who opted out of the sequence.

Fabian Allen and Shane Dowrich are also unavailable due to personalized reasons.

This will be West Indies’ third tour due to the fact the resumption of international cricket following the COVID-19 hiatus, pursuing their outings to England and New Zealand.

Bravo, Hetmyer and Keemo Paul had opted out of the tour to England thanks to worries about COVID-19.

The Bangladesh Cricket Board did not right away answer to a Reuters ask for for remark.

Kraigg Brathwaite will captain the exam workforce in Holder’s absence, even though Jason Mohammed will direct the confined overs aspect.

Leading-purchase batsman Kavem Hodge has been given his maiden phone-up to the test squad, when all-rounder Akeal Hosein and left-handed batsman Kjorn Ottley gained their 1st ODI get in touch with-ups.

“Although a selection of the senior gamers are lacking in both formats, I be expecting our groups to be incredibly competitive,” CWI Lead Selector Roger Harper mentioned.

“I count on our gamers to engage in with goal, with enthusiasm and with the desire to verify that they belong at this stage.”

West Indies are scheduled to arrive in Dhaka on Jan. 10. The ODI sequence is to be performed from Jan. 20 followed by the check series from Feb. 3.

Bangladesh has noted over 511,000 bacterial infections and much more than 7,500 fatalities from the novel coronavirus.

Exam squad: Kraigg Brathwaite (c), Jermaine Blackwood, Nkrumah Bonner, John Campbell, Rahkeem Cornwall, Joshua Da Silva, Shannon Gabriel, Kavem Hodge, Alzarri Joseph, Kyle Mayers, Shayne Moseley, Veerasammy Permaul, Kemar Roach, Raymon Reifer, Jomel Warrican.

ODI squad: Jason Mohammed (c), Sunil Ambris, Nkrumah Bonner, Joshua Da Silva, Jahmar Hamilton, Chemar Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Kyle Mayers, Andre McCarthy, Kjorn Ottley, Rovman Powell, Raymon Reifer, Romario Shepherd, Hayden Walsh jr.

Reporting by Arvind Sriram in Bengaluru Enhancing by Peter Rutherford