Rampual inlcuded in Under-19 squad
Ravi Rampual, the promising fast bowler, has been named in a 14-man West Indies Under-19 squad for the 2004 Youth World Cup in Bangladesh. Rampual, 19, is currently touring Zimbabwe with the senior team and is expected to be retained for the subsequent tour of South Africa, which starts on December 3. The Youth World Cup is scheduled for February 15 to March 4.
Denesh Ramdin, a wicketkeeper-batsman and Rampaul's fellow Trinidadian, will captain West Indies, while Kirk Edwards is vice-captain. Clyde Butts, the former West Indies offspinner, has been appointed coach and Roland Sampath, the former Trinidad and Tobago allrounder, is manager.
The preliminary round of matches in the World Cup will be played on a round-robin basis and involve 16 teams in four groups. West Indies will be in Group D, along with Pakistan, Papau New Guinea and Uganda.
Squad Denesh Ramdin (captain), Kirk Edwards (vice-captain), Jonathan Augustus, Rishi Bachan, Lionel Baker, Assad Fudadin, Zamal Khan, Tishan Maraj, Xavier Marshall, Mervyn Matthew, Ravi Rampaul, Liam Sebastien, Lendl Simmons, Barrington Yearwood.