Barbados Cricket

Kirk Edwards replaces Nash in Test squad

Kingston, Jamaica– Barbadian right handed strokemaker Kirk Edwards has been named in the West Indies squad for the Second Digicel Test.

The 26 year old replaces out-of-form left handed Jamaican batsman Brendan Nash.

There are no other changes to the 13 man squad from the First Digicel Test which was won by India who now hold a 1-0 series lead in the three match rubber.

Windies Squad for Second Digicel Test

Darren Sammy – Captain

Adrian Barath

Carlton Baugh

Devendra Bishoo

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Stronger, fitter Fidel ready for comeback

Kingston, Jamaica – Fidel Edwards is eyeing a successful comeback to the international stage. The fiery fast bowler, who was sidelined for a long period with a back injury, has been named in the West Indies squad to face India in the First Digicel Test match. First ball at Sabina Park on Monday is 10 am (11 am Eastern Caribbean Time). The 29-year-old Edwards joined Windies team-mates in a full three-hour training session on Saturday at Sabina Park. He had an extended bowl in the nets and declared himself “ready” if selected in the starting line-up.
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Umpire Brathwaite delighted with English stint

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad – West Indies Cricket Board Senior Panel umpire Gregory Brathwaite recently returned home after a successful stint officiating in the England at the start of the County Season. The 41-year-old was in England as part of the Umpire Exchange Programme between the WICB and the England and Wales Cricket Board. Brathwaite, who has served as Fourth Official in international matches, said he was quite happy with the time he spent in England and thanked the WICB for the “opportunity to develop and grow as an umpire”.
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Shillingford cleared by ICC

St John’s, Antigua – Off spinner Shane Shillingford has been cleared by the International Cricket Council to return to international cricket. The ICC formally notified the WICB of the clearance following a Biomechanical Bowling Analysis which was conducted at the University of Western Australia on May 25th last by a research team headed by Prof. Bruce Elliott.

Shillingford underwent five months of intense remedial work at the Sagicor High Performance Centre in Barbados and in his native Dominica.

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Ashley Nurse ready to romp v India

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad- The big day is still a few days away but West Indies all rounder Ashley Nurse is ready to face India in the Digicel Pearls T20 International on Saturday.

First ball at Queen's Park Oval is 10 am (9 am Jamaica Time)

Nurse, the 22-year-old off-spinner from Barbados played his first match in Windies colours in April against Pakistan. Now he is back in the set-up and sees Saturday's match as the biggest of his life. He's totally switched on.

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