West Indies in Bangladesh 2011 September 23, 2011

Gayle ignored, Ramdin back for Bangladesh tour

ESPNcricinfo staff

Chris Gayle, Ramnaresh Sarwan and Dwayne Bravo do not feature in the West Indies Test and ODI squads for the upcoming tour of Bangladesh. Wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin has been recalled to both squads, while offspinner Shane Shillingford, who underwent remedial work on an action that was deemed illegal last year, has made the Test side.

Gayle has not played for West Indies since the 2011 World Cup, following a breakdown in his relationship with the West Indies board. He chose to participate in the IPL in April, after being left out of a training camp ahead of the home series against Pakistan. In a hard-hitting interview with KLAS Sports, he had questioned his treatment by members of the board, including chief executive Ernest Hilaire, and the coach Ottis Gibson, after he picked up an injury during the World Cup.

Since then, Gayle had a series of discussions with the board, including a one-on-one with Hilaire on August 23. Though the discussion was reported to be "frank and excellent", Gayle recently revealed that the stalemate was set to continue since he had refused to apologise to Gibson for statements made during the radio interview.

"The outstanding matter relating to Chris Gayle's availability and selection remains unresolved," the board's release read. "The WICB management will submit a report to the board of directors after which a conclusive statement will be made."

Bravo was not picked though he was considered for selection, while Sarwan was left out due to injury. Sarwan had been recalled for the home series against Pakistan and India, and looked in good touch during the India ODIs. He struggled in the Test series that followed, though, and missed the final match. Shivnarine Chanderpaul retained his spot in the Test side following a match-saving effort in the Basseterre Test.

Ramdin's return meant there was no place for Carlton Baugh in the ODI set-up, though Baugh was included in the Test side. Openers Kieran Powell and Kraigg Brathwaite, who made their Test debuts in the home season, also found places in the touring party, while Barbados allrounder Carlos Brathwaite got a maiden call-up to the ODI side.

The tour begins on October 7 with the first of two warm-up matches, followed by a solitary Twenty20, three ODIs and two Tests. Darren Sammy will continue to lead the side.

ODI and T20 squad: Darren Sammy (capt), Adrian Barath, Devendra Bishoo, Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Danza Hyatt, Anthony Martin, Kieron Pollard, Kieran Powell, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Ravi Rampaul, Kemar Roach, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons

Test squad: Darren Sammy (capt), Adrian Barath, Carlton Baugh (wk), Devendra Bishoo, Kraigg Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Fidel Edwards, Kirk Edwards, Kieran Powell, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Ravi Rampaul, Kemar Roach, Marlon Samuels, Shane Shillingford.

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  • Eustace on September 26, 2011, 20:39 GMT

    @ Surazz Shrestha .. If you love Chris Gayle so much , why don't you co-opt him? Take him , let him play for which ever team or country you support . West Indies cricket is not only about Chris Gayle ..

  • Muhammad Rakibul on September 26, 2011, 14:31 GMT

    The amazing win against England shows the potential of WI. They can rebuild themselves as a strong team without Gayle, Bravo, Sarwan & Chanderpaul in upcoming years.

  • Randolph on September 26, 2011, 2:13 GMT

    The Windies are in a shambles. Especially that with us they are classified as one of the two greatest teams of all time. That's right England you arent close!

  • Dummy4 on September 25, 2011, 20:29 GMT

    its just backward the way the WICB choses players. even if a player is given a chance to play there is usually no continuity as he may not be choosen again for another to to three series even if he performs well. they keep choosing players based on reputation rather than performance. therefore there is no pressure to perform as there are some players who are virtually assured of a game. the captain is a prime example. It jus goes to show that we need to develop more leaders. also we need more than one captains for different formats of the game.

  • M on September 24, 2011, 21:35 GMT

    3 future B's for WI: Bravo, Barath and Brathwaite 3 future R's for WI: Rampaul, Roach and Russell these six players hav the potential to bring back WI from their slump

  • Michael on September 24, 2011, 20:03 GMT

    @Karmat Baig ! As far as WI cricket is concerned ,Darren Ganga's shelf life has expired,his best by date has long gone.Now that the selectors had a good opportunity to groom Simmons as the keeper for next years' T20 World Cup,they up,and select one Denesh Ramdin again !Well ! Well ! Well ! No ! this is not the story of the 3 Wells, this is what is known as the story of the WI selectors.Can you imagine Bonner batting at no.5 for the WI, and Christian keeping wicket in the year 2011 ? Can you imagine Johnson Charles and Miles Bascombe being counted among those who have opened for the WI,among greats such as Gordon Grennidge,Desmond Haynes,Conrad Hunte and Roy Fredericks? One smart get catch at two smart door,(Dwayne Bravo),in my humble opinion,needs another year and a half to see if he has regained focus.

  • Mirza on September 24, 2011, 16:24 GMT

    Why don't they select Darren Ganga as Captain as he would bring some solidity to batting, no matters for two to three years and has has shown to be a better tactician and ability to gel the team into a winning combination as the he has for T&T during the lat two T20 Champions League.

  • Dummy4 on September 24, 2011, 12:34 GMT

    I guarantee that if Otis,Hillaire and Sammy were to be replaced, and Gayle, Sarwan and whoever the critics want back, were brought back and we kept loosing, WICB would still be blamed. Let"s move the HQ out of Antigua and back to one of the big 4s, preferably T&T and go back to the selection of the teams from just Guyana, Trinidad, Jamaica and Barbados

  • Dummy4 on September 24, 2011, 12:00 GMT

    Why do we constanly waste time about Christ gale inclusion in west indies team when he has done nothing for west indies cricket. He must apologize for disrespecting the people he worked for,he must be a servant of west indies cricket to represent us. He is arrogant and ignorant the energy he produced in the camp is not heathy at all let him go if he has no respect.where has he taken us with his so call leadership or batting ability no where, so why worry about him, let make his millions he is a poor boy with millions because of his thinking, we don't need him to lose we have lost so many games depending on him and he never deliver. I do not have worry about gale I have seen all of the greats west Indian batsmen and they are all better than gale and they all have contributed to great a west indies cricket team and region gale don't have the ability to do so why bother. Left him out if refuse to apologize. I saw west indies in eland yesterday they lack professionalism and leave Sammy aln

  • Dummy4 on September 24, 2011, 11:20 GMT

    i wanna see always lose of West Indies if there is not CHRIS GAYLE in the squad WE LOVE CHRIS GAYLE

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