CWI confirms faction change – Guyana Times

… Following Shepherd’s positive COVID-19 test

West Indies Cricket have finally broken their silence on the squad change for their trip to Bangladesh, which was widely reported on several media platforms earlier this week.
The CWI statement read, “The West Indian Cricket Selection Panel (CWI) has named Keon Harding as the replacement for Romario Shepherd in the one-day International (ODI) squad which will play three ODIs later this month.
Shepherd all-rounder returned a positive COVID-19 test in his hometown of Guyana and will therefore not be available for the Bangladesh tour. In accordance with established Government conditions, Shepherd will remain in Guyana where he is undergoing a period of isolation which unfortunately will extend beyond the team’s travel period. Some members of the traveling party left today while others left tomorrow.
Following established medical protocols, CWI initiated the first of a series of COVID-19 tests, on all members of the Bangladesh touring party on January 2 and after receiving the results today, CWI can confirm that all other members of the touring party have returned negative results . All traveling party members took their second and final COVID-19 test yesterday.
Harding, an exciting 24-year-old fast bowler, was among the travel reserves for Sandals’ West Indies Test tour of England last summer.

West Indies ODI Squad
* Jason Mohammed (captain)
* Sunil Ambris (lieutenant)
* Nkrumah Bonner
* Joshua Da Silva
* Keon Harding
* Jahmar Hamilton
* Chemar Holder
* Akeal Hosein
* Alzarri Joseph
* Kyle Mayers
* Andre McCarthy
* Kjorn Ottley
* Rovman Powell
* Raymon Reifer
* Hayden Walsh jr

West Indies Test Squad
* Kraigg Brathwaite (captain)
* Jermaine Blackwood (lieutenant)
* Nkrumah Bonner
* John Campbell
* Rahkeem Cornwall
* Joshua Da Silva
* Shannon Gabriel
* Kavem Hodge
* Alzarri Joseph
* Kyle Mayers
* Shayne Moseley
Permaul Veerasammy
* Kemar Roach
* Raymon Reifer
* Jomel Warrican

Full Tour Timetable
January 10: West Indies arrives
January 18: One-day warm-up game, BKSP, Savar
January 20 1st ODI, SBNCS, Dhaka
January 22: 2nd ODI, SBNCS, Dhaka
January 25: 3rd ODI, ZACS, Chattogram
January 28-31: Four-day warm-up, Aziz MA Stadium, Chattogram
February 3-7: 1st Test match, ZACS, Chattogram
February 11-15: 2nd Test match, SBNCS, Dhaka

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