June 8, 2001

West Indies name squads for African tour

The West Indies selectors today recalled fast bowler, Reon King, for the back-to-back tours of Zimbabwe and Kenya starting later this month. Also recalled for the One Day series only, is Guyanese Mahendra Nagamootoo, who has not represented the West Indies since the ill-fated tour of Australia earlier this year.

During a selection meeting yesterday, the selectors chose separate Test and One Day International squads for the two and half month tour of the African continent. Each squad is comprised of sixteen players.

Three changes will be made to the One Day International squad. Leon Garrick, Colin Stuart and Dinanath Ramnarine will all play in the Test series, replacing Wavell Hinds, Kerry Jeremy and Mahendra Nagamootoo.

The West Indies along with India, will join host Zimbabwe for a triangular One Day series, to be followed by two Tests involving Zimbabwe, before the team moves on to Kenya for a series of One Day matches.

The management team for both tours will comprise of Ricky Skerritt (Manager), Roger Harper (Coach), Ronald Rogers (Trainer), Garfield Smith (Scorer/Analyst).

The full squads are as follows:

One Day Internationals:-
Carl Hooper (captain), Ridley Jacobs, Chris Gayle, Daren Ganga, Brian Lara, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Marlon Samuels, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Wavell Hinds, Cameron Cuffy, Mervyn Dillon, Reon King, Corey Collymore, Kerry Jeremy, Neil McGarrell and Mahendra Nagamootoo.

Test Squad:-
Carl Hooper (captain), Ridley Jacobs, Chris Gayle, Daren Ganga, Brian Lara, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Marlon Samuels, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Leon Garrick, Cameron Cuffy, Mervyn Dillon, Reon King, Corey Collymore, Colin Stuart, Neil McGarrell and Dinanath Ramnarine.

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