16 Jul 2017 - 23:43

Windies recall Roach for tour of England


Kingston:  Fast bowler Kemar Roach has been recalled to the West Indies squad for their three-Test tour of England starting next month,  the selection panel said on Saturday.
Roach, who has not played a Test for 18 months, was chosen after displaying fine form in domestic competition, said chairman of selectors Courtney Browne. Roach has played 37 tests, taking 122 wickets at an average of 30.23.
Uncapped opening batsman Kyle Hope and left-handed all-rounder Raymon Reifer were also chosen in the 15-man squad.
But Darren Bravo has not been picked, despite his recent apology for calling Cricket West Indies president Dave Cameron a “big idiot” in a tweet following disagreement over his playing contract late last year. The apology came too late for him to be considered.
Bravo, who has a very respectable Test batting average of exactly 40, will be eligible for selection for future matches.
West Indies will play three Tests against England before a new squad is chosen for five ODIs and one Twenty20 game.