ST JOHN'S–West Indies fast bowler Ravi Rampaul will not be playing in the prestigious World Cup set for Australia and New Zealand next year.
The T&T cricketer has been left out of a 30-man provisional squad released by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) on Monday.
Rampaul played two ODIs during the tour of India in October before the series was cancelled because of a dispute between the West Indies players, the WICB and West Indies Players Association (WIPA).
The squad also included six uncapped players: left-arm seamer Kenroy Peters, legspinner Imran Khan, offspinner Ashley Nurse, 19-year-old fast bowler Marquino Mindley, left-hand opener Evin Lewis and allrounder Jonathan Carter.
Khan has been enjoying a fine season in the Regional four-day competition confusing batsmen with his legspinners. He is among the top allrounders in the tournament so far and earned the selection ahead of the former West Indies spinner Devendra Bishoo of Guyana.
His countryman Evin Lewis is a hard hitting opener, whose attacking style has caught the eyes in both shortened version of the game. Peters has been having an outstanding season despite his team not doing well in the tournament while the Barbadian Carter is a hard hitting middle order batsman and allrounder Nurse has been outstanding in the limited overs version of the game.
Mindley has surprised many with his pace.
Returning to the squad are Darren Bravo who missed out on the current tour of South Africa because of personal reasons and mystery spinner Sunil Narine, who has been remedial work on his bowling action.
Sulieman Benn, Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Dwayne Bravo, Jonathan Carter, Sheldon Cottrell, Miguel Cummins, Narsingh Deonarine, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Imran Khan, Leon Johnson, Evin Lewis, Nikita Miller, Marquino Mindley, Sunil Narine, Ashley Nurse, Kenroy Peters, Versammy Permaul, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin, Kemar Roach, Andre Russell, Darren Sammy, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Smith, Devon Smith, Jerome Taylor.