ST JOHN’S—Leeward Islands have made three changes to their One Day International (ODI) squad for the Regional Four-Day tournament slated to start early next month. Selectors have dropped Antiguans, Rahkeem Cornwall and Justin Athanaze, along with Montserratian Lionel Baker, from the squad which participated in the preliminary round of the Nagico Super50 in T&T. Their replacements are Nevisian all-rounder Tonito Willett, top-order batsman Lyndell Richardson of Anguilla and 19-year-old Kittitian batsman Akeem Saunders. “We are hoping that the players can be in St Kitts a week before the actual tournament starts so that we can do some stuff before the games actually start,” said coach Ridley Jacobs.
Kieran Powell has been retained as captain while Antiguan Devon Thomas will continue as vice captain. The other members of the team are Quinton Boatswain, Jahmar Hamilton, Montcin Hodge, Sylvester Joseph, Anthony Martin, Mali Richards, Gavin Tonge, Hayden Walsh Jr and Kelbert Walters. Leewards were eliminated from the current Super50 at the preliminary stage after suffering back-to-back defeats. Leeward Islands will open their four-day campaign against Combined Colleges and Campuses on March 1 at Warner Park Stadium in St Kitts. (CMC)