West Indies news September 29, 2011

Nash to skip domestic 50-over tournament

ESPNcricinfo staff

Brendan Nash, the West Indies batsman, has withdrawn from Jamaica's squad for next month's WICB 50-over competition, citing personal reasons. Courtnay Daley, chairman of Jamaica's selection committee, said Nash had informed the board of his decision in a letter.

"He [Nash] wrote to the Jamaica Cricket Association on Tuesday, asking that he be excused due to personal reasons," Daley told the Jamaica Gleaner. "He explained that he was undergoing a challenging period in his life, as his mind was not where he wanted it to be. Given these realities, he did not feel him being around would serve the team well at the moment.

"He is not retiring or anything like that. He just wants to take some time off and will be visiting his family in Australia."

Nash, 33, was named West Indies' vice-captain at the same time Darren Sammy took over the captaincy in October 2010. However, a poor run of form, during which he made only 54 runs in last six Test innings, resulted in him being dropped mid-way through the India series in June.

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  • Basil on October 2, 2011, 8:17 GMT

    What's the point of this comp? Each team plays three games. How are you supposed to find international standard WI players when they play so few games?

  • Sachit on September 30, 2011, 13:41 GMT

    Agreed but SGC also have exciting bowlers only to offer and not really the quality batsmen. I could see dearth of quality batsmen in Windies order and not really the quality bowlers as they already have enough in Edwards, Taylor, Rampaul and Roach. And I am sure Kevin Mclean, Delorn Johnson and Jason Holder would be there in future from SGC. Sharmah Brookes could be one future prospect as a batting all rounder from SGC but still we need to wait and watch.

  • lidon on September 30, 2011, 11:41 GMT

    @sachit1979, can it b dat d win by hpc is showing dat d program is wuking thus d improvement in d players who attend d hpc as appose to those on d windies team who had no such exposure. i know u might think dey should select d hpc team instead of those of d current squad but it wil b a whole different story on d international stage wit other teams. dey need more time to develop.

  • Sachit on September 30, 2011, 7:20 GMT

    Julian, your team lost to Sagicor High Performance XI yesterday. Whole team got out on mere 73. Was n't it embarassing? They are in desperate need of quality batsmen in their order and Nash is one such option for them.

  • Dummy4 on September 29, 2011, 22:43 GMT

    we won't be needing him

  • trevor on September 29, 2011, 13:31 GMT

    Brendan Nash has shown exceptional courage in dealing with his personal ongoings: Family first: Good character, I wish Him well, God speed.

  • Sachit on September 29, 2011, 12:49 GMT

    Brendan Nash is really a hard working lad. I wish his gets rid of his form problem and returns in Windies fold. They would really need him for Indian tour.

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