Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Ramdin back to skipper T&T

DENESH RAMDIN is back at the helm of the national cricket team after returning from Bangladesh where he was a member of the West Indies team at the ICC World T20 Championship.

Trinidad and Tobago play the Windward Islands in the semi-final of the Regional Four-day Championship where teams are now vying for the George Headley/Everton Weekes Trophy.

Ramdin, the 2013 captain who was nursing an injury on his return from Bangladesh, missed T&Tís final round decider against Guyana in which rain on the final day denied the side led all season by Rayad Emrit the chance of the outright victory that would have given them the Presidentís Trophy.

The semi-finals will begin on Saturday, and in the other match, Jamaica come up against champions Barbados at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown. The Bajans have a chance to make a clean sweep of the WICB tournaments, having already secured the Nagico Super50 and Regional Four-day trophies.

Ramdin is one of two changes to the squad that played Guyana last weekend. He replaces wicketkeeper Steven Katwaroo, while Akeal Hosein has overcome the thigh injury that ruled him out of T&Tís last four matches. Jonathan Augustus makes way for him.

T&T squad: Denesh Ramdin (Captain), Adrian Barath, Evin Lewis, Darren Bravo, Jason Mohammed, Imran Khan, Rayad Emrit, Shannon Gabriel, Amit Jaggernauth, Ricky Jaipaul, Marlon Richards, Lendl Simmons, Akeal Hosein , Kelvin Williams (Coach), Manohar Ramsaran (Manager), Clinton Jeremiah (Physio/Trainer)