World Cup door still open for every player insists CWI selectors chairman Roger Harper

By Sports Desk March 13, 2020
Chris Gayle and Dwayne Bravo. Chris Gayle and Dwayne Bravo.

Cricket West Indies (CWI) chairman of selectors Roger Harper has insisted the door remains open for all players ahead of the T20 World Cup, leaving the possibility for the inclusion of the likes of veteran players like Chris Gayle and Dwayne Bravo.

Recent statements in some quarters had suggested that the team had moved past the veteran Windies batsman, who holds the record for the most career runs in T20 cricket with 13,013.

Gayle has not played a T20I for the Windies since March 2019 but has continued to feature for various T20 leagues around the world.  Bravo returned to the West Indies T20I side after over three years out of action, to play against Ireland at home in January and then the Sri Lanka T20Is earlier this month.

“I think all available players are part of our plan at this point,” Harper said on the Mason & Guest radio show in Barbados, making specific reference to comments made by former Windies opening batsman Philo Wallace earlier this week.

“At this point, we’re still trying to find out what’s our best combination, the best composition of the team…and seeking opportunities to determine that,” he added.

“Come the last month or so prior to the World Cup, we’ll have to try to really narrow that down so the players can all get used to playing together, and understand how each other performs in different situations, and each person understands what their roles are and how to go about it. But at this point, everyone that’s available will be considered.”

Both players are expected to take place in the upcoming IPL tournament.

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