Thursday, January 18, 2018

Murray not surprised players declined selection


Former West Indies player Deryck Murray was not surprised by the decision of the Bravo brothers, Darren and Dwayne and Sunil Narine to decline selection for the One-Day International series in England. And he feels those decisions have a lot to do with “ongoing issues.”

In a release on Monday, Cricket West Indies announced a 15-man squad and explained that Darren Bravo had said he was not available for selection. Chairman of selectors Courtney Browne added that, “Narine has however confirmed his desire to play 50-over cricket again but has asked to play in our Regional Super50 before he is considered,” and that, “Dwayne Bravo said he is still not 100 per fit, but is looking at a possible return to international cricket next year.”

Asked about those developments yesterday, Murray a former West Indies wicketkeeper and Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board president who is now currently president of the Queen's Park Cricket Club which the trio represent said: “The players are very concerned about being able to show their true ability when they are selected to play a tour, so it's a question of match fitness for full international cricket. Also we know..that Darren is very concerned about his own career in terms of being able to play the long format of the game over the short format. “I think it's in keeping with what they have been saying about their overall preparation for international cricket.”

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