Mayers, Alexis called up for CCC

Bridgetown, Barbados, CMC – Barbados and West Indies Under-19 all-rounder Kyle Mayers and uncapped batsman Nicholas Alexis of Trinidad & Tobago have been called up for Combined Campuses & Colleges for the West Indies Cricket Board’s Regional Super50 Championship, starting on Wednesday in Guyana.

This follows a resolution between the Barbados Cricket Association and the CCC that has forced cousins Carlos Brathwaite and Jonathan Carter to remain members of the Barbados team for the tournament.

The 19-year-old Mayers is an left-handed batsman and right-arm medium-fast bowler. He recently returned home from the West Indies tour of India for a four-nation Under-19 tournament.

Alexis, aged 20, is a former Trinidad & Tobago Under-19 batsman and had been initially named as the contingency player for Brathwaite, who is in Bangladesh with the visiting West Indies team for the limited-overs series which ends on Tuesday.

Brathwaite and Carter were picked for Barbados, but the CCC also named them in their squad two weeks later. The issue was settled last Wednesday when officials of the two sides including BCA President Joel Garner and Principal of the University of the West Indies Cave Hill, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles met.

CCC squad: Romel Currency (captain), Floyd Reifer, Nicholas Alexis, Ryan Austin, Miles Bascombe, Jason Dawes, Akeem Dewar, Herman Henry, Kavesh Kantasingh, Kyle Mayers, Gilford Moore, Nekoli Parris, Jamal Smith, Ryan Wiggins

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 18:17