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Hinds hustles out Clarke Road
Fast bowler Terrence Hinds was im-
pressive on the opening day of round
four of the TTCB Premiership taking five
wickets for 26 runs to bowl out Clarke
Road for 152 at St. Mary's ground on Ser-
pentine Road in St. Clair.
At the close of play Queen's Park has re-
sponded positively on 151/2 with Tion Webster
scoring 63 at the top of the order and Daron
Cruickshank 38. Skipper Justin Guillen made
23 before retiring hurt.
The pacy Hinds who has been in good form
this season got among the Clarke Road wickets
early and only got resistance from the former
left handed T&T left handed batsman Gregory
Mahabir who made 65 not out. In addition to
Hinds, Barbadian Javon Searles took 2/26 and
Kevon Cooper 2/32.
Former national player Lincoln Roberts
turned back the clock with a wonderful centu-
ry against Alescon Comets, taking Merryboys
to an impressive 381/7 at the close of the first
day at the Brian Lara ground in Santa Cruz.
Roberts, who re-joined the club this season
has been getting starts but not converting this
season, however he put at end to that yester-
day and in the process but his team in a very
good position. He faced 121 balls, hitting seven
fours and three sixes. Also getting runs for
Merryboys were Clifton Halls 78, Amir Jangoo
71 and Mario Belcon 62. Jangoo and Belcon
posted 107 for the first wicket. (VM)
ST JOHN'S, Anti-
gua --- Batting super-
star Chris Gayle will
take no part in the
ty20 series against
later this month, af-
ter being left out of
16-man squad an-
Gayle also did not play in
the three-match series
against the Pakistanis
last September in the United Arab Emirates, after
advising selectors he was unavailable for selection.
However, the West Indies Cricket Board release yes-
terday offered no explanation for Gayle's omission
from the squad which will be led again by all-round-
er Carlos Brathwaite. Jamaican Gayle has been a key
member of the West Indies T20 set-up and remains
one of the world's premier batsmen in the shortest
format. He averages 35 from 50 T20 Internationals
with two hundreds and has already plundered nearly
10 000 runs in T20s overall.
Gayle last appeared for West Indies in the Twen-
ty20 World Cup in India last April when he helped the
Caribbean side win an unprecedented second title.
West Indies' Chris Gayle raises his bat after scoring
fifty runs against England during their ICC World
Twenty20 2016 cricket match at the Wankhede sta-
dium in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, March 16, 2016.
(AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
Batting superstar Chris Gayle ... out of T20 squad
to face Pakistan. Also missing from the squad is ex-
perienced all-rounder Dwayne Bravo who played in
the last series in the UAE. He was extremely critical of
the WICB following the Windies' 3-0 whitewash in
the UAE, contending their abrupt firing of head coach
Phil Simmons had demoralised the unit.
The 33-year-old underwent surgery last January for
a hamstring injury sustained in the Australia Big Bash
and has been recovering since. Also missing from the
Windies' last outing are batsman Nicholas Pooran and
Johnson Charles, while marquee all-rounder Andre
Russell is unavailable due to a doping whereabouts
suspension. Batsman Lendl Simmons, who missed
the last series through medical reasons, has returned
and joins other seasoned campaigners in off-spinner
Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard and Marlon Samuels.
Meanwhile,Jonathan Carter and Jason Mohammed
have forced their way into the squad,presumably based
on their form in the recent one-day series against Eng-
land. They are two of three new faces with left-arm
spinner Veerasammy Permaul a surprise inclusion
after having not suited up for West Indies in two years.
He oddly makes it into the squad ahead of fellow
left-armer Sulieman Benn who snatched 18 wickets in
the recent Regional Super50 but has once again been
ignored by selectors. Impressive all-rounder Rovman
Powell, yet to make his T20 debut, has retained his
place in the squad. Test and one-day captain Jason
Holder has also kept his place in the squad despite
having not played a T20 in 16 months. West Indies
face Pakistan in the first T20 on March 26 at Kens-
ington Oval before clashing in the remaining games
at Queen's Park Oval from March 30 to April 2. CMC
At St. Mary's ground: Clarke Road 152 all out (Greg-
ory Mahabir 65no, Terrence Hinds 5/26, Javon
Searles 2/26, Kevon Cooper 2/32) vs QPCC 151/2
(Tion Webster 63, Daron Cruickshank 38, Justin
At Brian Lara ground: 381/7 Merryboys (Lincoln
Roberts 100no, Clifton Halls 78, Amir Jangoo 71,
Mario Belcon 62) vs Comets.
A Felicity Central Sports 249 all out (Kjorn Ottley
53, Shazan Babwah 50, Fazil Baksh 33 not out)
vs Victoria 22/1.
At Tableland: PowerGen 209 all out (Cephas Coo-
per 64, Jerron Maniram 49) vs Tableland 128/9.
TTCB PREMIERSHIP SCORES
...as Carter, Mohammed force in
Carlos Brathwaite (captain), Samuel Badree,
Jonathan Carter, André Fletcher, Jason Holder,
Evin Lewis, Jason Mohammed, Sunil Narine,
Veerasammy Permaul, Kieron Pollard, Rovman
Powell, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Jerome
Taylor, Chadwick Walton, Keswick Williams.
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