Narine added to West Indies Test squad
West Indies spinner Sunil Narine has been added to the Test squad for the tour of New Zealand in December. Narine's inclusion came after offspinner Shane Shillingford and part-time spinner Marlon Samuels were reported for suspect actions during West Indies' recent tour of India.
Shillingford and Samuels, along with West Indies coach, Ottis Gibson, are headed to Perth for independent testing on their actions. Samuels' faster ball and Shillingford's doosra were the deliveries under scrutiny during the second Test in Mumbai in November.
Both players are available for selection for the first Test in Dunedin, which begins on December 3, subject to the results of the tests on their actions. Samuels, Shillingford and Gibson are expected to join the West Indies squad in New Zealand over the weekend.
Narine has played five Tests for West Indies and taken 15 wickets at an average of 48. Two of those matches were against New Zealand, and Narine took 12 wickets in those games.
West Indies squad: Darren Sammy (capt), Denesh Ramdin (vc), Tino Best, Kraigg Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Sheldon Cottrell, Narsingh Deonarine, Kirk Edwards, Shannon Gabriel, Sunil Narine, Veerasammy Permaul, Kieron Powell, Marlon Samuels, Shane Shillingford, Chadwick Walton