Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Ramdin safe, for now

There will be no major changes to the Trinidad and Tobago national team set up ahead of January's Caribbean Twenty20 to be staged in Trinidad and St Lucia.

This after the T&T Cricket Board (TTCB) executive went into retreat at Cascadia Hotel, St Ann's over the weekend where they discussed a host of issues, including the national senior team's performance in the Champions League Twenty20.

Chairman of selectors Dudnath Ramkessoon confirmed on Monday that no major changes concerning the senior team were coming.

It was reported that the executive would be discussing the reports from the captain of the team, Denesh Ramdin, as well as the manager, Omar Khan, and coach David Williams on team's performance in the Champions League T20 where they were knocked out of the competition after losing to Yorkshire in their first match in the qualifying stage.

Ramdin's captaincy was also due to come under the microscope but the West Indies wicketkeeper's position is safe for now. West Indies wicketkeeper Ramdin yesterday scored his third Test century, an unbeaten 126 against Bangladesh in the first Test in Mirpur.

Asked if there were any major changes coming for the senior team, Ramkessoon, who is also first vice president of the TTCB, said "The selectors have not recommended anything to the board as yet.

"The selectors will have to meet and make a recommendation. The selectors will meet in due course," he added.

He also noted that other decisions taken by the executive will be finalised and that a media release will be made in due course.

"The release will cover all the major decisions taken," Ramkessoon added.