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The West Indies name their squad for the World T20 Championship

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The Cricket West Indies (CWI) Selection Panel today announced the West Indies squad for the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Men’s T20 World Cup, 2021. 

The panel named fifteen (15) players and four (4) travelling reserves for the event which will be played in the United Arab Emirates and Oman from October 17 to November 14.

Experienced bowler Ravi Rampaul, a member of the 2012 winning World Cup squad, has been recalled for the first time since 2015. All-rounder Roston Chase is called up to the West Indies T20I squad for the first time.

The squad is led by Kieron Pollard, with former captain Jason Holder in reserve. 

West Indies are the defending world champions and only two-time winners of the ICC T20 World Cup, winning in 2012 against Sri Lanka at the Premadasa in Colombo then four years later in 2016 against England in Kolkata.  

West Indies have been drawn in Group 1 and will play five group games against England, South Africa and Australia and two other teams to be determined.  West Indies’ first group game will be against England in Dubai on October 23.

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Saint Lucia get off to a losing start in Concacaf women’s Under-20 action in Curacao

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The road to the 2022 Concacaf Women’s Under-20 Championship began on Monday with the start of Qualifying in Curacao.

Saint Lucia got off to a rough start, losing big to the host territory to close out  GameDay 1.

The home fans were smiling as Curacao, featuring five professional players, downed Saint Lucia 5-2 to rise to first place in Group C.

All five Curacao goals came in the first half, with Taisha Hansen and Sadeyah Rosa each notching a brace and Queenjelly Alexandre chipping in with a goal as well.

Saint Lucia did close out in strong fashion though, scoring their two goals in the second stanza through Arnicka Louis and Cassandra Shepherd.

Coach Emmanuel Bellas told MBC Sports that although his team started poorly, he was pleased to see the improvement as the game wore on.

Saint Lucia next plays Antigua and  Barbuda on Friday.

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WEST INDIES HEAD COACH PHIL SIMMONS IS CONFIDENT GOING INTO THE WORLD T20

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THE WEST INDIES ARE READY FOR THE WORLD!

AS DEFENDING WORLD CHAMPIONS, WI ARE PREPARING TO MOVE FULL STEAM AHEAD TO BE READY TO CONTEST THE COVETED ICC T20 WORLD CUP TO BE PLAYED IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES AND OMAN FROM OCTOBER 14TH TO NOVEMBER 17TH 2021.

THAT’S ACCORDING TO HEAD COACH PHIL SIMMONS, FOLLOWING THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE WEST INDIES SQUAD ON THURSDAY.

SIMMONS ASSERTS THAT WHEREAS THE BOWLING IS ADEQUATE TO THE TASK AT HAND, BATTING WILL BE THE TEAM’S MAIN STRENGTH AS THEY GUN FOR BACK TO BACK WORLD TITLES IN THIS FORMAT.

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QIANA JOSEPH HITS A CAREER HIGH, BUT BAD NEWS FOR ACKEEM AUGUSTE ON WEST INDIES DUTY

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QIANA JOSEPH HIT A CAREER HIGH 21 RUNS FOR WEST INDIES WOMEN AGAINST SOUTH AFRICA TODAY.

WEST INDIES ONLY MADE 120 ALL OUT, HOWEVER.

SOUTH AFRICA EASILY GOT TO THE TARGET FOR THE LOSS OF JUST ONE WICKET, WITH NEARLY 150 BALLS REMAINING – LAURA WOLVAARDT MADE 71.

JOSEPH NOW HAS 27 RUNS AND TWO WICKETS FROM 4 ONE DAY INTERNATIONALS.

SHE IS JUST 20 YEARS OLD.

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