Nurse replaces Shillingford in A squad
Barbados offspinner Ashley Nurse has been called up to the West Indies A squad that will tour India later in September, in place of Shane Shillingford. The A tour of India is set to begin on September 15 and will comprise three one-day matches, one T20 and three four-day matches.
Nurse had enjoyed a successful debut first-class season for Barbados, finishing third in the wicket-taker's list with 45 scalps. Shillingford was the overall leader with 71.
As the original West Indies A squad had been announced on August 28, and the West Indies tour of India announced subsequently on September 4, the WICB sought to replace Shillingford in the A squad and use Nurse in his place. Shillingford will most likely be in the Test squad for the tour of India, which begins at the end of October.
It was also announced that the schedule had been adjusted, with all the matches barring the last four-day game in Hubli being brought forward by a day. The one-dayers and the T20 will be played in Bangalore, while the three four-day games are at Gangotri Glades in Mysore, the JNNCE ground in Shimoga, and the KSCA ground in Hubli.
West Indies A squad: Kirk Edwards (capt), Kieran Powell, Kraigg Brathwaite, Jonathan Carter, Sheldon Cotterell, Miguel Cummins, Narsingh Deonarine, Assad Fudadin, Jahmar Hamilton, Delorn Johnson, Leon Johnson, Nikita Miller, Ashley Nurse, Veerasammy Permaul, Chadwick Walton.