Twenty-five West Indies players have been named in the Stanford All Stars squad for the $20million match against England on November 1.
The squad will eventually be whittled down to 12 - each of whom stands in line to win $1million - and Richie Richardson, the former West Indies captain who is now on the Stanford board of directors, believes that each of the names in the squad has a very good chance of earning a shot at the big money.
"We believe with the talent that we have and the team we've picked, if the guys really put their minds to it and work hard, they can beat England," Richardson told Windiescricket.com. . "After all, it's one match, 20 overs. It's how well you play on the day for three hours."
The coaches are virtually chosen, too. "We've selected about 25 players and some extras in case of injuries and other things," said Richardson. "We haven't quite decided exactly who but we are probably going to use some of the same coaches that we have been using. We have Eldine Baptiste in place, we have Roger Harper [but] we have not finalised who is exactly going to be responsible."
The squad will get together for training a few weeks before the match.