ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Injury-plagued Andre Russell and Darren Bravo have been axed for the three-match One-Day International series against India starting next month.
Both featured in the just concluded ICC World Cup in England but had little impact in their limited appearances.
From that World Cup squad, speedster Shannon Gabriel and off-spinner Ashley Nurse have also been dropped, along with batsman Sunil Ambris who was called up as an injury replacement for Russell.
Trinidad and Tobago batsman Darren Bravo has gained a contract to play all formats of cricket for the West Indies.
Cricket West Indies increased the all-formats contracts from four to seven to four with Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer and Keemo Paul joining Test and One-Day International captain Jason Holder, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph and Kemar Roach on the list.
Nicholas Pooran has also been given a white-ball contract.
WEST INDIES MEN CENTRALLY-CONTRACTED PLAYERS 2019-20
When the West Indies players pass through immigration today at the Gatwick International Airport, they will finally realise that the ICC World Cup tournament is still in progress and they are leaving early.
I have had some wonderful Saturdays but my goodness, Saturday, June 24th was definitely a day to forget.
It started well enough, as I went to the beach in the company of my beautiful granddaughter, who made me do anything she wanted; and before that, I had looked at India struggle against Afghanistan.
Then I saw the West Indies grab the early initiative against the Kiwis in a must-win encounter for the Caribbean side.
Former West Indies fast bowler Joel 'Big Bird' Garner stormed out of the Taunton County Ground an angry man after the West Indies' seven-wicket loss to Bangladesh in their latest ICC 2019 World Cup match on Monday, saying the bowlers didn't target the wicket but the Bangladeshi batsmen.
Despite tallying 321 runs, their highest total so far in the competition, the West Indies were beaten all over the ground by Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, who hit an unbeaten 124 to lead his team to a win with almost 10 overs to spare.