ST. JOHN’S, Antigua- Cricket West Indies (CWI) named a fourteen (14) member squad to take on India Women in a five-match T20 International Series to be played on November 9 and 10 at the Daren Sammy National Stadium in St. Lucia and on November 14,17 and 20 at the National Stadium in Guyana.
The team will be led by Stafanie Taylor and sees the return of Shakera Selman. Shakera missed the Colonial Medical Insurance ODI series as an injury precaution to ensure her full fitness and availability for the T20I series.
This is the final home international T20I Series for the West Indies Women before the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in Australia starting in February 2020. These matches are the primary focus of India’s Tour of the West Indies as a vital part of the team’s preparations for the ICC T20 World Cup.
Meanwhile, Hayley Matthews has returned to thye team after a CWI Disciplinary Panel suspended her for eight matches for an unnamed infraction.
The player was initially withdrawn from the recent tour by Australia due to a breach of the CWI’s Code of Conduct. She will now be eligible for selection from the third Colonial Medical Insurance One Day International against India.
The ban ended after the second one-day international of the upcoming India series, which begins in Antigua.
Matthews’ matter was referred to the six-member CWI Disciplinary Committee headed by Independent Chairman, Justice Winston Anderson. Justice Winston Anderson (Chairman) Madam Justice Desiree Bernand, Justice Charles Pennycooke, Carlisle Best, Jeffrey Dujon, and Verlyn Faustin comprise the CWI panel.
Speaking on the selection of the squad, Lead Selector of the Women’s and Girls panel, Ann Browne-John said, “Following the Colonial Medical Insurance ODI Series, the majority of the squad has been retained. Chinelle Henry will hopefully be fit and ready to go again after being sidelined through concussion after the first ODI. Shakera Selman will bring her experience to this team to add more fire power to the bowling attack. The team has always had good performances in T20 matches and this series is vital preparation for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup.”
Tickets for the T20Is are very affordable price at just GYD$1000 (US5) in Guyana, and EC$10 (US$5) for the five T20I matches, available online through the Windiescricket.com website or at https://www.zoonga.com/indiatour. Box offices at each ground are open on the day of each match.
Fans around the world can watch the games live on the West Indies website, www.windiescricket.com or on the Windies Cricket YouTube page. Fans in India can watch the matches exclusively on the FanCode app - https://fancode.onelink.me/tTJR/Super50Live.
FULL SQUAD: Stafanie Taylor (Captain), Anisa Mohammed (Vice Captain), Aaliyah Alleyne, Afy Fletcher, Shakera Selman, Hayley Matthews, Chedean Nation, Chinelle Henry, Stacey-Ann King, Kyshona Knight, Natasha McLean, Shabika Gajnabi, Shermaine Campbelle and Sheneta Grimmond.