Thursday, February 29, 2024

Mayers, Alexis make squad


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BRIDGETOWN– Barbados and West Indies Under-19 all-rounder Kyle Mayers and uncapped batsman Nicholas Alexis of Trinidad & Tobago have been slotted into the Combined Campuses & Colleges 14-member squad for the Caribbean Super50 Championship, starting tomorrow in Guyana.
This follows a resolution to the dispute between the Barbados Cricket Association and the CCC that has forced cousins Carlos Brathwaite and Jonathan Carter to remain members of the Barbados team for the tournament.
The 19-year-old Mayers is an left-handed batsman and right-arm medium-fast bowler. He recently returned home from the West Indies Under-19 tour of India for a quadrangular youth series. Alexis, aged 20, is a former Trinidad & Tobago Under-19 batsman and had been initially named as the contingency player for Brathwaite, who is in Bangladesh with the visiting West Indies team for the limited-overs series which ends on Tuesday.
Brathwaite and Carter were picked for Barbados, but the CCC shockingly also named them in their squad two weeks later for the tournament. Brathwaite and Carter had indicated that they wanted to represent CCC, although they were contracted by the BCA, but the issue was settled last Wednesday when officials of the two sides including BCA President Joel Garner and Principal of the University of the West Indies Cave Hill, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles met. CCC squad:
Romel Currency (captain), Floyd Reifer (vice captain), Nicholas Alexis, Ryan Austin, Miles Bascombe, Jason Dawes, Akeem Dewar, Herman Henry, Kavesh Kantasingh, Kyle Mayers, Gilford Moore, Nekoli Parris, Jamal Smith, Ryan Wiggins


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