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ST JOHN'S---West Indies will use a camp in Dubai as
their final preparation for the Twenty20 World Cup
in India starting in March.
The West Indies Cricket Board said yesterday the 15-
man squad would be engaged in a camp there from Feb-
ruary 22 to March 6, before heading to Kolkata for the
official warm-up matches.
They clash with India on March 10 and take on South
Africa three days later. Also on Thursday, the WICB
finally confirmed the 15-man squad Twenty20 World
Cup. The squad, which will be led by Darren Sammy,
had been leaked by several media organisations earlier
this week. As expected, the unit features the core of the
side which captured the title four years ago in Sri Lanka,
when they beat the hosts in a dramatic final.
Superstar opener Chris Gayle, all-rounders Andre
Russell and Dwayne Bravo, along with Kieron Pollard
have all been included. Off-spinner Sunil Narine has
also been named in the squad but will undergo a test
on his action next month before he can be confirmed.
ST JOHN'S---Several West Indies stars are likely to
be overlooked for the Tri-Nation tournament in June
with the West Indies Cricket Board reiterating Thurs-
day that only players who participated in the Regional
Super50 earlier this month would be eligible for selec-
Left-handed opener Chris Gayle, all-rounders Andre
Russell and Darren Sammy, along with batsman Lendl
Simmons all missed the Regional Super50 which
wrapped up last week, due to their commitments in
the Australian Big Bash.
All four players were part of the West Indies campaign
at last year s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
WICB chief executive Michael Muirhead said only the
"best available eligible players will be selected" for
"The potential for this tournament is tremendous,
and in keeping with the Board s policy on selection,
this pool of players will form the platform from which
the West Indies ODI final team is selected for inter-
national home and away series," Muirhead stressed in
a media release Thursday.
West Indies are set to face South Africa and Australia
in the Caribbean in June. The WICB had warned last
month that participation in the Regional Super50 would
serve as the criteria for selection. T&T Red Force, with
West Indies players Darren Bravo and Denesh Ramdin
at the forefront, won the Regional Super50 when they
beat a star-studded Barbados Pride by 72 runs in last
Sunday s final in Port of Spain.
Muirhead said the tournament represented commercial
potential for the WICB. "There is a direct opportunity
for corporate partners to align themselves with the
WICB," he said. (CMC)
DUBAI---Former West Indies fast bowler
Fidel Edwards fired Leo Lions to a hand-
some 26-run victory over Capricorn
Commanders but captain Brian Lara
failed, in their franchise s opening game
of the Masters Champions League yes-
Opting to bat at the Dubai International
Cricket Stadium, Lions raised 156 for eight
off their 20 overs, with former Windies
captain Lara managing only eight batting
at number five.
However, the 33-year-old Edwards then
claimed four for 33 to send Commanders
slumping to 130 for eight off their 20 overs.
For Lions, number eight Johan Botha
smashed a top score of 42 not out off 29
deliveries with three fours and two sixes
while James Franklin stroked a run-a-ball
31. The pair added 66 off 47 balls for the
seventh wicket, a stand which revived the
Lions innings which lay on the brink at
83 for six in the 12th over.
Fast bowler Rory Kleinveldt (2-18) and
off-spinner Jeetan Patel (2-24) finished
with two wickets apiece.
In reply, Commanders were coasting at
63 without loss in the ninth over after
Ashwell Prince struck 34 and Andrey
Symonds hit 21 at the top of the order.
When both fell in successive overs in
the space of five balls, Commanders still
managed to get up to 91 for two in the
However, Edwards intervened to wreck
the innings as six wickets fell for 39 runs.
Captain Paul Collingwood with 19 was
the only other player to get into double
from Keemo Paul and Gidron Pope failed to
save West Indies Under-19s from a 61-run loss
to England Under-19s in their opening game
of the Under-19 Cricket World Cup yesterday.
Chasing an imposing 283 for victory at the
Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, West Indies
collapsed for 221 all out off 43.4 overs, with
Paul top-scoring with an aggressive 65 and
opener Pope gathering an equally fluent run-
However, the Caribbean side were hamstrung
by the loss of two wickets off the first four deliv-
eries of the innings and never recovered.
Fast bowler Saqib Mahmood tormented the
Windies with four for 42 while left-arm seamer
Sam Curran (2-23) and leg-spinner Dan
Lawrence (2-38) provided support with two
Earlier, England paced their innings well to
reached 282 for seven off their 50 overs, after
opting to bat first. Callum Taylor, with 59 and
Lawrence, 55, stroked half-centuries while George
Bartlett struck 48, James Burnham, 44, and
Curran, 39. Pope was the best West Indies
bowler, picking up two for 45 with his off-spin.
England benefitted from several partnerships
early on which provided the ideal foundation.
Lawrence, who faced 56 balls and counted eight
fours, posted 43 for the first wicket with Max
Holden (4) before adding a further 41 for the
second wicket with Burnham.
When Lawrence was bowled by off-spinner
Michael Frew in the 15th over, Burnham and
Taylor put on 62 for the third wicket to give
England momentum at the half-way stage of
the innings. Burnham lashed four fours and two
sixes off 55 deliveries while Taylor faced 67 balls
and counted three fours and two sixes.
Pope got the breakthrough in the 28th over
when he removed Burnham caught and bowled
but Bartlett anchored two key partnerships to
sustain the momentum, posting 50 for the fourth
wicket with Taylor and another 67 for the fifth
wicket with Curran. Then, West Indies started
disastrously in reply, losing opener Tevin Imlach
and captain Shimron Hetmyer both without
scoring in the first over.
Off the second ball of the innings, Imlach
pushed at one angled across him from Curran
and nicked a catch behind and two balls later,
Hetmyer missed a full length delivery and was
adjudged lbw. Pope and Keacy Carty, who scored
22, then revived the innings in an 84-run stand.
The left-handed Pope struck six fours and three
sixes while Carty faced 53 balls and hit a single
boundary. West Indies were finding their footing
when Pope fell to trigger a slide which saw three
wickets tumble for 19 runs in the space of 30
deliveries to leave them tottering on 103 for five
in the 23rd over. England U19 vs West Indies
U19 in Chittagong Fast bowler Alzarri Joseph
(centre) celebrates a wicket with captain Shimron
Hetmyer (right) during Friday s encounter against
England. (Photo courtesy ICC)
Pope missed a heave at Lawrence and lost
his off-stump, Carty mis-timed a drive back to
the same bowler two overs later while Shamar
Springer drove at a wide leg-break from Mason
Crane and was caught at slip.
Paul then took matters into his own hands,
hammering seven fours and a six in a 58-ball
innings as he dominated a 90-run sixth wicket
partnership with Jyd Goolie who made 27 from
58 balls. The partnership offered the Windies
a flicker of hope but just when England appeared
out of ideas, Mahmood grabbed his first wicket
when Goolie holed out just inside the ropes at
long-on. His demise in the 40th over led to a
terminal decline for West Indies as the last five
wickets fell for just 28 runs in the space off 22
Stars likely to miss
Tri-Nations as WICB
reiterates eligibility rule
Windies set for Dubai camp
Darren Sammy (captain), Samuel Badree,
Sulieman Benn, Darren Bravo, Dwayne Bravo,
Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Sunil
Narine, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin, Andre
Russell, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Jerome
Edwards out shines Lara in Lions opener
Paul, Pope fire for WI
...but youths fall to England in ICC opener
England vs West Indies---Group C
D Lawrence b Frew
M Holden c Springer b Joseph 4
C Taylor b Pope
G Bartlett b Springer
S Curran b Paul
R Davies run out
B Green not out
B Taylor not out
Extras (b4, w11, nb2)
TOTAL (7 wkts, 50 overs) 282
Did not bat: M Crane, S Mahmood
Fall of wickets: 1-43, 2-84, 3-146,
4-196, 5-263, 6-266, 7-269.
Bowling: Joseph 10-0-34-1 (w4,
nb1), Frew 6-0-37-1, Smith 4-0-27-
0 (w4, nb1), Springer 5-0-42-1
(w1), Paul 5-0-24-1, Kallicharan 2-
0-24-0, Goolie 9-0-45-0 (w1), Pope
T Imlach c wkp Davies b Curran 0
G Pope b Lawrence
S Hetmyer lbw b Curran
K Carty c & b Lawrence
J Goolie c Lawrence b Mahmood 27
S Springer c Burnham b Crane 16
K Paul c Bartlett b Mahmood 65
M Frew c B Taylor b Mahmood 7
O Smith c wkp Davies b Green 2
A Joseph not out
K Kallicharan b Mahmood
Extras (b4, lb2, w11, nb1) 18
TOTAL (all out, 43.4 overs) 221
Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-0, 3-84, 4-
85, 5-103, 6-193, 7-207, 8-214, 9-
Bowling: Curran 7-0-23-2 (w1),
Mahmood 8.4-1-42-4 (w1), Green
4-0-40-1 (w2), B Taylor 6-1-28-0,
Lawrence 10-0-38-2 (w2), Crane 8-
0-44-1 (w1, nb1).
Result: England won by 61 runs.
Points: England 2, West Indies 0.
Man-of-the-Match: Dan Lawrence.
To ss : England.
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