Darren Bravo, Ravi Rampaul, Sunil Narine and Kevon Cooper have been included in the T&T training squad in preparation for the Nagico Super50 which is carded to take place in T&T from January 15 to 25.
Bravo asked not to be considered for selection for the T&T four-day team for the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Professional League. Bravo did not represent T&T in the first four rounds of the WICB League, which is now on a break until February. The left-hander was also chosen for the West Indies Test team for South Africa which starts tomorrow, but asked to be excused, citing personal reasons.
Fast bowler Rampaul who was left out of the 30-man provisional West Indies squad for the ICC World Cup in February, has also not featured in the four-day competition this season due to personal reasons. The pair will add strength to the T&T team which has struggled in the four-day competition. T&T currently lies fifth in the six-team standings with only one victory.
Spin bowler Narine, who was reported for a suspect bowling action in the Champions League T20 tournament in India earlier this year has been included. Narine has been doing remedial work on his action, including sessions at the Queen’s Park Oval.
Cooper’s medium pace also came under scrutiny earlier this year during the Indian Premier League.
The training squad held its first training session yesterday at the National Cricket Centre in Couva and the team will play its first practice match tomorrow at Gilbert Park, California from 9 am.
Mark Deyal, Jason Mohammed, Marlon Barclay, Lendl Simmons, Kjorn Ottley, Marlon Richards, Darren Bravo, Nicholas Pooran, Adrian Ali, Rayad Emrit, Kevon Cooper, Shannon Gabriel, Derone Davis, Yannick Ottley, Ravi Rampaul, Jeremy Solozano, Navin Stewart, Yannic Cariah, Justin Guillen, Evin Lewis, Ricky Jaipaul, Steven Katwaroo, Kavesh Kantasingh, Akeal Hosein, Daron Cruickshank, Imran Khan, Sunil Narine, Bryan Charles, Ancil Bhagan, Samuel Badree, Jahron Alfred, Sherwin Ganga, Nicholas Sookdeosingh