Windies 'B' returns to Canada for Cricket Summerfest

By August 28, 2018
Bramble will lead Windies B back to Canada. Bramble will lead Windies B back to Canada.

Anthony Bramble will captain a 14-member Windies ‘B‘ squad named to compete in the Cricket Canada Summerfest from Wednesday, August 29 to September 7, 2018.

The team will play four T20s (including a warm-up) along with two 50-overs matches.

The squad also features the promising, young Kimani Melious, who joins the squad fresh from an exciting innings of 102 runs from 58 balls in the U19 Championships now underway in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Melius is also the leading run-scorer in the tournament.

CWI Director of Cricket Jimmy Adams said the nine-day tournament presents yet another opportunity for the region’s emerging talents.

“The upcoming WINDIES “B” Tour to Canada will provide another opportunity for our young players to gain experience in the shorter formats,” he said.

“The itinerary comprises both Twenty20 and 50 overs-a-side formats and has allowed CWI to have a look at players who are not involved with the ongoing CPL.

“This tournament has the potential to assist our player development processes by exposing more of our younger players to more competitive environments.”

The full squad includes Anthony Bramble (Captain), Sunil Ambris, Alick Athanaze, Sheeno Berridge, John Campbell, Keacy Carty, Justin Greaves, Derval Green, Jahmar Hamilton, Sherman Lewis, Kyle Mayers, Kimani Melius, Jeavor Royal and Jomel Warrican.

Esuan Crandon has been appointed the head coach. Sir Curtly Ambrose will also have coaching duties on the trip.

The schedule sees the Windies B team playing a warm-up game against the Maple Leaf Cricket Club on August 29.

The warm-up match will be followed by a T20 match against Canada ‘A’ on September 1. On September 2, the Windies will play Canada in their second T20 match.

The Caribbean side will plat the Toronto Bears on September 3 in their final T20 match.

The first of the 50-over matches will be played on September 5 when the Windies B will play Canada. The final match will also feature Canada and the Windies B on September 7.

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