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Three new BCA selectors


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Barbados’ cricket has a new senior selection panel.
Former spin wizard George Linton, another spinning phenomenon Winston Reid, and former left-hand opening batsman Michael Inniss were yesterday named by the Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) to take over the choices of the senior Barbados team.
Linton will be chairman of the group.
“These gentlemen have all represented Barbados with distinction and we are certain that their experience will redound to the benefit of Barbados’ cricket,” the BCA said in a release yesterday.
The three replace former chairman Courtney Browne, now a West Indies selector, former Windies opener Philo Wallace, who now resides and works overseas, and former pacer Ezra Moseley.
Once one of the country’s most respected leg-spinning all-rounders, Linton is one of the most dedicated cricket coaches in Barbados.
He is a longstanding employee of the National Sports Council, and is a former Barbados and West Indies Under-19 player. Linton was outstanding for the Spartan club in the BCA’s First Division and limited overs competitions for almost three decades.
Reid is an outstanding left-arm spinner, who retired from playing First Division cricket in 2007 at the age of 45, with an all-time record of 1 540 wickets at the miserly average of 12.44 in 293 matches, after 27 consecutive seasons.
However, the struggling Banks team recalled him for two First Division matches this season and he managed to pick up seven wickets.
Inniss is a former Barbados Under-19 team left-hand batsman, who went on to play only four first-class matches but still boasts of an impressive average of 50.20.
The 45-year-old Inniss was one of the Empire batting stalwarts in the BCA Division 1 championship in the late 1980s and 1990s.
Quiet and unassuming, his playing days nowadays are limited to the lower divisions but his presence at First Division and limited overs matches is very evident on Sundays. (BA/PR)


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