West Indies news October 9, 2010

Dowlin, Chattergoon axed from Guyana squad

ESPNcricinfo staff
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Travis Dowlin has been dropped from Guyana's squad for the WICB one-day championship in Jamaica starting next week. Sewnarine Chattergoon and wicketkeeper Derwin Christian have also been left out from the 14-member squad.

Dowlin, who has captained West Indies A, was not offered a central contract by the West Indies board in August, as the WICB felt his performances in the preceding year were "less than favourable". This came after his axing from the West Indies side for the third Test in Barbados against South Africa in June.

Dowlin scored 26 runs from four games for Guyana in the recent Champions League Twenty20 in South Africa. Chattergoon and Christian also had a poor tournament, managing 23 and 14 runs respectively from three innings.

Guyana will be led by Ramnaresh Sarwan and the squad includes new players for the 50-over format in Jonathan Foo, Keon Joseph and Richard Ramdeen.

Foo impressed with his batting performance in the Caribbean Twenty20 in July. Joseph, the 18-year-old fast bowler, has played one first-class game for Guyana earlier this year, and has also represented West Indies Under-19. Ramdeen played for Guyana in the Champions League against South Australia.

Guyana will play in Group B alongside Barbados, Leeward Islands and the Sagicor High Performance Centre XI in the tournament to be played from October 14 to 24.

Guyana squad:
Ramnaresh Sarwan (capt), Chris Barnwell, Devendra Bishoo, Anthony Bramble, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Esuan Crandon, Royston Crandon, Narsingh Deonarine, Jonathan Foo, Assad Fudadin, Steven Jacobs, Leon Johnson, Keon Joseph, Richard Ramdeen