ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) – Resurgent batsman Kieran Powell has been named to lead a strong Leeward Islands Hurricanes squad for the opening round of the Regional first class season starting tomorrow.
The left-hander, who only resumed his career following a controversial year off during which he pursued a baseball career, will preside over a 13-man squad for the first game of the championship against Barbados Pride at Warner Park.
Powell only recently returned from Sri Lanka where he was part of the West Indies A squad which went down 2-1 to the hosts in a three-match unofficial four-day ‘Test’ series.
The 26-year-old Nevisian, who has previously led both Leewards and West Indies A, has already played 21 Tests – the last of which came two years ago.
Selectors have also included former Derbyshire left-hander Chesney Hughes, who is vastly experienced with 70 first-class games from his several seasons in the English County championship.
Squad – Kieran Powell (captain), Rahkeem Cornwall (vice-captain), Kacey Carty, Montcin Hodge, Chesney Hughes, Nkrumah Bonner, Jahmar Hamilton, Hayden Walsh Jr, Jacques Taylor, Akeem Saunders, Quinton Boatswain, Gavin Tonge, Jeremiah Louis.