The imminent departure of seven Barbados players for the Test series in Sri Lanka has opened up a window of opportunity for a number of other local cricketers.
Selectors of Barbados’ cricket franchise chose a fifteen-man squad to represent the Barbados Pride in the 2015-2016 WICB Professional Cricket League Regional 4-Day Tournament to be played between November 2, 2015 and March 21, 2016.
The squad commenced training from August 5 at Kensington Oval and sessions are held daily from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. They have already completed all their fitness, medical and eye tests and are currently involved in training sessions and lectures both of which are held at Kensington Oval and beach recovery at Brandons beach.
The original Barbados Pride Franchise squad was: Carlos Brathwaite, Shamarh Brooks, Jonathan Carter, Roston Chase, Kyle Corbin, Miguel Cummins, Shane Dowrich, Justin Greaves, Shai Hope, Preston McSween (Grenada, Windward Islands), Ashley Nurse, Omar Phillips, Kevin Stoute, Hayden Walsh Jr (Antigua, Leeward Islands), Jomel Warrican.
Subsequent to the naming of the squad, Brathwaite, Dowrich, Hope and Warrican have been selected to the West Indies squad for the tour to Sri Lanka.
As a consequence, an additional ten cricketers were selected to complement the training squad and they commenced training on August 31.
The additional players selected are: Rashidi Boucher, Antonio Greenidge, Chaim Holder, Trevor Ifill, Jerome Jones, Carlos Maynard, Mario Rampersaud, Dario Seale, Michael Sobers, Kenroy Williams.
The squad will play in approximately three trial matches prior to the start of their first 4-day game to be held in Barbados from November 6 to 9 at Kensington Oval. The first game will be played from September 29 to October 1, commencing at 10 a.m. each day.