Three of West Indies cricket's biggest stars will not be making the trip to Zimbabwe to help the regional side try to qualify for the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2019. This was confirmed today as Cricket West Indies (CWI) named its 15-man squad.
The squad is as follows:
T&T all rounder Rayad Emrit has been called up to the West Indies' Twenty20 International squad ahead of the three match series later this month in New Zealand.
This is the first time Emrit has been called up to the T20I squad. He is one of five Trinbagonians named in the 14-man squad. The other four include Samuel Badree, Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine, and Jason Mohammed.
The West Indies 'A' team beat Sri Lanka 'a' in the third and final ODI last night.
Sheldon Cottrell was named the man of the match as the Windies 'A' romped to a 45-run win.
The Jamaican grabbed four for 19 to help skittle out the visitors for just 107 runs.
They were chasing 153 runs after the hosts themselves struggled in their innings.
Shamarh Brooks top-scored for the Windies 'A' with 35 while Andrew McCarthy made 27.
The victory meant the series finish one-all with the second ODI rained out.
Jonny Bairstow struck a maiden one-day international hundred as England condemned West Indies to a seven-wicket defeat at Old Trafford on Tuesday that means the twice former champions can no longer gain direct entry to the 2019 World Cup.
West Indies, the 1975 and 1979 World Cup winners, had to take this five-match series 5-0 or 4-0 with a tie or no result if they were to avoid the indignity of a qualifying competition for the next edition in England in two years' time.