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Indies cricketer Clyde Butts
believes the forthcoming tour
of the Caribbean by England
and New Zealand will help bol-
ster women s cricket in the
New Zealand arrive first for
a bilateral ODI series with West
Indies starting October 6, to be
followed by a T20 tri-series also
England will remain for a
three-match one-day tourna-
ment which culminates on
"We need these tests and
rivalries. To have two of the three
top women s teams playing in
the Caribbean will do a lot for
women s cricket and I expect
our team to be ready and able
to be competitive against them,"
said Butts, the chairman of the
West Indies selection commit-
"We always want to play top-
level opponents like Australia
and now, we have two. We ve
clashed with India, Sri Lanka
and Bangladesh in the past and
with England and New Zealand,
I can only see us improving by
West Indies have announced
a 17-member training squad,
which will be preparing from
September 22 to 30 in Jamaica.
The final squad of 13 for the
series against New Zealand will
be chosen at the end of the
camp and Butts was optimistic
about the home team s
"Looking at the past year or
so, our ladies have done well,"
"At the last ODI World Cup,
we made the finals and our 50-
over squad reflects how good
we are. Most of the players from
that tournament have been
retained. They are capable and
we saw this in the regional per-
formances (last month in Grena-
The former Windies off-break
bowler has picked out 18-year
old uncapped batsman, Chinelle
Henry, as one to watch and says
he is excited at the return of
Stacy-Ann King, who last played
for West Indies during the World
T20 last year. "
"Chinelle is a capable player
and strikes the ball very nicely.
We expect some good things
from her in the future. She has
been around the Jamaica team
for a long time, but she is still
very young," said Butts, "Stacy
can play at the highest level.
She s been batting well recently
and her bowling s improved".
Butts sees England, Kiwis
tour boost for women
Stacy-Ann King...last played for West Indies during the World T20 last year.
said he was looking to achieve consis-
tency in front and behind the stumps
when he suits up for the West Indies
A-Team on their upcoming tour of
The Jamaican wicketkeeper/batsman,
who has played most of his regional
cricket for the Combined Campuses and
Colleges, will be part of the team for
the three four-day matches. He views
the trip to the sub-continent as a step-
ping stone towards regaining a place on
the West Indies senior team.
"I just want to be as consistent as
possible," he told WICB Media. "Once
I achieve consistent performances, I will
be satisfied and I know that will help
the team as well.
"It s always a pleasure to wear West
Indies colours. I will be only playing the
four-day matches so I have conditioned
my mind to be ready for the tour."
Walton played two Tests for West
Indies against Bangladesh four years ago
at the Arnos Vale Multiplex in St. Vincent
and the Grenada National Stadium.
He struggled with the bat, but was
brilliant with the gloves---taking seven
catches, including a record five in one
innings in the second match.
"I have been working really hard to
achieve consistency and I want to make
sure I give my all on this tour," he said.
"It will be a very important one for
me. I see myself contributing in both
departments -- with the bat and the
gloves. I still have some work to do both
in front and behind the stumps so I will
try my best to balance both.
"In the four-day tournament earlier
this year, I gave myself a chance by look-
ing to build a long innings every time
I went to the crease. I still need to achieve
more consistency so I will be looking to
prepare well and execute well on this
tour of India."
Windies-A will play three One-day
matches and one Twenty20 against
India-A to be followed by the three
Kirk Edwards will lead the team in
the four-day matches and left-handed
opener Kieran Powell will be at the helm
for the limited-overs portion.
Walton was a member of the Jamaica
Tallawahs, which captured the inaugural
Caribbean Premier League last month.
He shared the dressing room with
legendary Sri Lanka spinner Muttiah
Muralitharan and said the two spoke a
lot about conditions in Asia.
"I spoke to Murali a lot during the
expect from the pitches in India," he
"He was a very good help to have
around in the dressing room. I have
never played in India before so I tried
to gain as much information as I could
and he was very helpful."
Walton also backed Windies-A to do
well on the tour.
"I m always confident in whoever the
selectors pitch," he said. "It s a very
strong team we re going with to India
and I know everyone will be looking
forward to the opportunities there."
Walton seeks consistency in India
TEST SQUAD: Kirk Edwards (captain),
Kieran Powell (vice-captain), Kraigg
Brathwaite, Jonathan Carter, Sheldon
Cottrell, Miguel Cummins, Narsingh
Deonarine, Assad Fudadin, Jahmar
Hamilton, Delorn Johnson, Leon Johnson,
Nikita Miller, Ashley Nurse, Veerasammy
Permaul, Chadwick Walton,
ODI AND TWENTY20 SQUAD: Kieran
Powell (captain), Veerasammy Permaul
(vice-captain), Ronsford Beaton, Nkrumah
Bonner, Jonathan Carter, Sheldon Cottrell,
Miguel Cummins, Narsingh Deonarine, Kirk
Edwards, Andre Fletcher, Leon Johnson,
Nikita Miller, Ashley Nurse, Andre Russell,
Devon Thomas. TEAM MANAGEMENT
UNIT: Junior Bennett (Head Coach), Stuart
Williams (Assistant Coach), Lockhart
Sebastien (Manager), David Bernard Sr
(Fitness and Conditioning Coordinator),
Beverley Nelson (Physiotherapist), Dexter
Augustus (Video Analyst).
MATCH SCHEDULE: SEPTEMBER, Sun 15
1st ODI -- Chinnaswamy Stadium, Tue 17
2nd ODI -- Chinnaswamy, Thu 19 3rd ODI --
Chinnaswamy, Sat 21 T20 match --
Chinnaswamy, Wed 25-Sat 28 1st Test --
Gangotri Glades, Mysore, OCTOBER, Wed
2-Sat 5 2nd Test -- JNNCE Ground,
Shimoga, Wed 9-Sat 12 3rd Test -- KSCA
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