Guyanese wicket-keeper/batsman, Anthony Bramble has been confirmed as captain of the Cricket West Indies invitational team in the inaugural participation at the Global T20 Canada League from June 28 to July 15.
The tournament, which features the likes of 23 West Indians in the other five teams as well as a host of international stars such as Steve Smith and David Warner, will see Bramble joined by Sherfane Rutherford as the other Guyanese in the side and the fifth Guyanese in the global tournament.
The team, while fairly inexperienced on the international scene, is loaded with regional experience with the likes of Nicholas Pooran and Brandon King in the mix.
Director of Cricket, Jimmy Adams declared,“This is a great opportunity for players and feeds into the organisation’s wider high-performance programme, which looks to develop all-round skills sets of the players and officials.”
Chairman of Selectors, Courtney Browne said, “With our Test and A Teams currently on tour, the Global T20 presents an opportunity for the panel to see some of our developing players in the region. The exposure and added development will assist us with identifying players with the potential to develop into international T20 cricketers.”
The Global T20 Canada League will see 22 matches played in a round-robin format followed by playoffs and the championship match to be held on July 15. All contests will take place at Maple Leaf Cricket Club in Toronto.
The unit is expected to depart for the tournament on Thursday.
CWI Invitational Squad: Anthony Bramble (Captain), Fabian Allen, Alick Athanaze, Roland Cato, Justin Greaves, Derval Green, Kavem Hodge, Brandon King, Jeremiah Louis, Obed Mcoy, Khary Pierre, Nicholas Pooran, Sherfane Rutherford, Shamar Springer, Stuart Williams – Coach, Roderick Estwick – Coach, Denis Byam – Physiotherapist, Cyril Cox – Strength and Conditioning Trainer and Trent Sargeant – Analyst.