Kyle Mayers approved as replacement for injured Brandon King

By Sports Desk June 21, 2024

Barbadian Kyle Mayers has been added to the West Indies squad as replacement for Brandon King ahead of their crucial ICC Men's T20 World Cup Super Eight clash against United States.

The left-hander's approval was confirmed by the tournament's Event Technical Committee on Friday.

Mayers, who has played 37 T20Is, was named as a replacement after King was ruled out due to a side strain which forced him to retire hurt in the Caribbean side's loss to England in St Lucia.

However, Mayers will not be involved in the clash of the co-hosts, as he is expected to join the squad on Saturday, and could possibly feature in their final Group 2 Super Eight contest against South Africa.

The replacement of a player requires the approval of the Event Technical Committee before the player can be officially added to the squad.

The Event Technical Committee of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 consists of Wasim Khan (ICC General Manager – Cricket), Chris Tetley (ICC Head of Events), Johnny Grave (CEO, Cricket West Indies) and Kass Naidoo (Independent Representative).

Related items

  • Anderson pens emotional England message in 'special' final outing Anderson pens emotional England message in 'special' final outing

    James Anderson held back tears as he called time on his glittering England career following an innings and 114-run triumph over the West Indies at Lord's. 

    Anderson claimed three second-innings wickets in his 188th and final Test match to end up with 704 in his 21-year career, third on the all-time list behind Muttiah Muralitharan (800) and Shane Warne (708).

    Those in attendance at Lord's rose to their feet and applauded the England seamer as he left the field of play for one final time. 

    "I'm a bit overwhelmed, actually. I have been all week. Walking to the ground, taking to the field. The crowd, the players. It has been amazing. It feels really special.

    "It is special to win and to contribute as well. I'm happy I got a couple of top-order batters out in the second innings.

    "I have been using hayfever as an excuse all week. There's been a few moments when it has been emotional. My daughters ringing the bell, walking out this morning.

    "When I ran up to bowl my first ball I was in a daze and had not even thought where I was going to bowl."

    Anderson kickstarted England's search for four wickets to ensure the triumph by bowling out Joshua Da Silva (9) having walked out to a guard of honour at Lord's. 

    The 41-year-old was almost given the dream send-off but was unable to hold Gudakesh Motie's follow through. 

    Instead, it would be Test debutant Gus Atkinson to capture the final wicket, becoming the first England bowler to take a 10-wicket match haul on debut since John Lever in India in 1976. 

    "It would have been nice to get that catch. I should have got two hands to it. It was an awkward height and didn't stick. But I'm just happy we got the win," Anderson said.

    "I am also buzzing for Gus. He has been around the group for a while now. He has worked really hard and to see him go out there and perform like that is amazing."

    With England's bowling in the seemingly capable hands of Atkinson, Anderson will now look forward to a life away from the sport. 

    "It is difficult to know. I have never retired before so it is hard to think about how you will feel," Anderson said. 

    "It is good that I am sticking with the group all summer. We have a group of talented young bowlers who can have a great career at this level. So this is my job for the rest of the summer.

    "At some point I will sit down and reflect on my career I've never really done that you are always thinking about the next series and next game."

  • Anderson finishes Test career with innings win over West Indies Anderson finishes Test career with innings win over West Indies

    James Anderson took a wicket in his final Test as England beat the West Indies by an innings and 114 runs on Friday.

    The seamer was given an emotional guard of honour at the start of the day before getting the opening wicket, but it was Gus Atkinson who capped an impressive debut by taking the final three.

    England needed four wickets to win after the West Indies finished day two with 79-6, and Anderson took little time to take his 704th and final wicket in his Test cricket career by bowling out Joshua Da Silva.

    Atkinson then took two more in quick succession to keep the pressure on, with only Gudakesh Motie (31) able to reach double figures as West Indies struggled to gain any momentum.

    It looked to be written in the stars for Anderson to complete the win as Motie chipped one back defensively, but he dropped it from close range after only reaching out one hand.

    With the final ball before what was supposed to be a break, Atkinson got his 12th wicket of the Test, with Ben Duckett catching Jayden Seales at the boundary as the debutant finished with 5-61 to go with his first innings of 7-45.

    Data Debrief: A legend bows out

    The end of an era is upon us as Anderson bids an emotional farewell. After taking one wicket in the first innings, he followed it up with three more in the second, finishing with 704 in the longest format with 123 of those having come at Lord's.

    But Atkinson has provided hope for the future after a stellar debut which saw him finish on 12-106 over the three days - he is the first England bowler to claim 10+ wickets on debut in a home test since 1946.

    He is also just the 19th male player to take a 10-fer on Test match debut, with his figures the fourth-best anyone has managed in their first match.

  • Jamaica, Windwards evenly poised; Guyana, Barbados hold leads at stumps on day one of CWI Rising Stars Men’s U-19 2-Day Championship in St. Vincent & the Grenadines Jamaica, Windwards evenly poised; Guyana, Barbados hold leads at stumps on day one of CWI Rising Stars Men’s U-19 2-Day Championship in St. Vincent & the Grenadines

    Defending champions Jamaica and the Windward Islands were evenly poised at stumps on day one of their opening encounter of the 2024 CWI Rising Stars Under-19 2-Day Championship in St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Thursday.

    The Jamaicans, after winning the toss and bowling first at Arnos Vale, restricted the Windwards to 135 all out in 45.2 overs in their first innings.

    West Indies Under-19 Captain Stephan Pascal led the way for the Windwards with 26 while Lee John, Kirtney Franklyn and Kirt Murray all chipped in with 23, 22, and 21, respectively.

    Leg-spinner Tamarie Redwood was the pick of the Jamaican bowlers with 6-44 from 17.2 overs while medium pacer Michael Clarke took 4-26 from 12 overs.

    The Jamaicans then reached 146-8 off 34.1 overs before declaring close to the end of the day’s play.

    West Indies Under-19 opener Adrian Weir top scored with 38 while captain Brian Barnes made 30 and Steve Wedderburn, who also represented the West Indies Under-19s at the World Cup earlier this year, made 28.

    Kirt Murray took 4-22 from his 6.1 overs of left arm spin while Aaron Joseph took 2-24 from five overs of medium pace.

    The Windwards reached 27-0 off five overs at stumps, leading by 16 runs.

    Full Scores:

    Windward Islands U-19s 135 all out off 45.2 overs (Stephan Pascal 26, Lee John 23, Kirtney Franklyn 22, Kirt Murray 21, Tamarie Redwood 6-44, Michael Clarke 4-26) & 27-0 off five overs (Stephan Pascal 15*, Theo Edward 10*)

    Jamaica U-19s 146-8 declared off 34.1 overs (Adrian Weir 38, Brian Barnes 30, Steve Wedderburn 28, Michael Clarke 24, Kirt Murray 4-22, Aaron Joseph 2-24)

    At Sion Hill Playing Field, Trinidad & Tobago trail Barbados by 149 runs at stumps on day one.

    Barbados made 200-9 declared off 67 overs after being put in to bat by their Trinidadian counterparts on Thursday.

    Jatario Prescod led the way with 55* and was well supported by Joshua Morris who made a patient 43.

    Raneico Smith (21) and captain Nathan Sealy (20) also provided useful knocks.

    Left arm pacer Jacen Agard took 4-50 from 17 overs for T&T and was well supported by Aneal Rooplal’s 2-36 off 11 overs.

    At stumps, Trinidad & Tobago reached 51-3 off 17 overs. Openers Justin Jagessar and Kyle Ramdoo made 22 and 15, respectively.

    Full Scores:

    Barbados U-19s 200-9 declared off 67 overs (Jatario Prescod 55, Joshua Morris 43, Raneico Smith 21, Nathan Sealy 20, Jacen Agard 4-50, Aneal Rooplal 2-36)

    Trinidad & Tobago U-19s 51-3 off 17 overs (Justin Jagessar 22, Kyle Ramdoo 15)

    At Park Hill Playing Field, Leeward Islands Under-19s trail Guyana Under-19s by 27 runs.

    The Leewards restricted Guyana to 111 all out off 34.2 overs after winning the toss.

    Jonathan Van Lange top scored for the Guyanese with 28 while Rampertab Ramnauth made 22 against 5-21 from West Indies Under-19 pacer Nathan Edward.

    Micah McKenzie and Matthew Miller also bowled well with 2-18 from 10 overs and 2-23 from five overs, respectively.

    The Leewards then reached 84-2 off 20 overs at stumps with Devanand Singh and captain Jewel Andrew at the crease on 22* and 16*, respectively.

    Full Scores:

    Guyana U-19s 111 all out off 34.2 overs (Jonathan van Lange 28, Rampertab Ramnauth 22, Nathan Edward 5-21, Micah McKenzie 2-18, Matthew Miller 2-23)

    Leeward Islands U-19s 84-2 off 20 overs (Michael Palmer 24, Devanand Singh 22*, Jewel Andrew 16*)

© 2023 SportsMaxTV All Rights Reserved.