The Cricket India Selection Panel (CWI) has named Keon Harding as the replacement for Romario Shepherd in the International One Day (ODI) squad who 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 on Thursday, while others left on Friday.
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 upon receipt of the results, CWI can confirm that all other members of the traveling party have returned negative results. All traveling party members took their second and final COVID-19 test on Thursday.
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 and Hayden Walsh Jr.
West Indies Test Squad: Kraigg Brathwaite (captain), Jermaine Blackwood (lieutenant), Nkrumah Bonner, John Campbell, Cornwall Rahkeem, Joshua Da Silva, Shannon Gabriel, Kavem Hodge, Alzarri Joseph, Kyle Mayers, Shayne Moseley, Veerasammy Permaul, Kemar Roach, Raymon Reifer and 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 Game, ZACS, Chattogram
February 11-15: 2nd Test match, SBNCS, Dhaka