Anisa Mohammed opts out as WI title squad for England tour


For what would be the resumption of ladies’s cricket on the highest degree, Cricket West Indies have introduced an 18-member squad that may journey to England for a five-match T20I collection to be performed in Derby from September 21 to 30. This collection would be the first time girls’s cricket is performed on the worldwide degree because the closing of the T20 World Cup on the MCG on March 8. A number of collection since – like India tour of England, Australia tour of South Africa and South Africa tour of England – have been cancelled.

West Indies squad: Stafanie Taylor (c), Aaliyah Alleyne, Shemaine Campbelle, Britney Cooper, Shamilia Connell, Deandra Dottin, Afy Fletcher, Cherry Ann Fraser, Shabika Gajnabi, Sheneta Grimmond, Chinelle Henry, Lee-Ann Kirby, Hayley Matthews, Natasha McLean, Chedean Nation, Karishma Ramharack, Kaysia Schultz, Shakera Selman

Whereas the chance to select an even bigger squad – of 18 – comes as a possibility to blood among the promising kids in on the worldwide stage, West Indies may also be with out their lead bowler Anisa Mohammed.

The 31-year-old right-arm offbreak bowler, who’s presently the main wicket-taker within the format, has opted out of travelling amidst all of the restrictions and precautions which are being taken owing to the widespread pandemic.

“All gamers got the choice to say no choice for any Covid-19 associated concern. Anisa Mohammed was the one potential selectee who declined the invitation to journey to England. CWI absolutely respects her resolution to decide on to take action,” an official CWI launch said.

The squad, which has one uncapped participant in Kaysia Shultz and 14 gamers who had been a part of the T20 World Cup earlier this 12 months, will bear Covid-19 checks this week earlier than taking a constitution flight to the UK on August 30.

“It’s with pleasure that we’re in a position as soon as once more to have our West Indies Girls’s staff concerned on the Worldwide degree,” Ann Browne-John, the lead selector for Girls’s and Women cricket,mentioned.

“This tour to England provides our gamers an incredible alternative. The bigger eighteen (18) member squad additionally provides a possibility to have younger growing gamers concerned; like the 2 gamers from Guyana, left-arm bowler Kaysia Shultz and all-rounder Shabika Gajnabi. It additionally provides the chance to the younger Trinidadian off spinner Karishma Ramharack to get some worldwide expertise.”

“CWI is happy to be restarting its worldwide girls’s program with a tour to England, the place the usual of ladies’s cricket has grown tremendously, CWI’s director of cricket Jimmy Adams mentioned.

“We thank the ECB for his or her invitation and the added alternative to journey with a bigger squad affords us the prospect to introduce a number of youthful gamers to this degree of the sport, and quick observe their growth. With a lot uncertainty surrounding cricket scheduling presently, it is a well timed alternative for our girls to renew aggressive cricket on the highest degree.”

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