Xtra Time Web Desk: Cricket West Indies (CWI) on Monday informed the International Cricket Council (ICC) that Shamarh Brooks will replace Shimron Hetmyer in the West Indies Squad for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia. The decision by the CWI Selection Panel was made as Shimron Hetmyer missed his re-scheduled flight to Australia, which had been changed from Saturday 1 October at his request, due to family reasons. With flight availability a real challenge, a seat was found for him to leave Guyana today, Monday 3 October, meaning he would unfortunately miss the 1st T20 International (T20I) against Australia on Wednesday 5 October at the Metricon Stadium.
According to Jimmy Adams, Director of Cricket of WICB, “This afternoon we informed the CWI Board of Directors that the Selection Panel had unanimously decided to replace Shimron Hetmyer with Shamarh Brooks in our T20 World Cup squad. Whilst we changed Shimron’s flight from Saturday to Monday due to family reasons, it was made clear to him that if there were any further delays and issues with his travel to Australia then we would have no choice but to replace him in the squad, as we are not prepared to compromise the team’s ability to prepare for this extremely important global event.”
West Indies squad for T20 World Cup 2022: NICHOLAS POORAN – Captain, ROVMAN POWELL – Vice captain, SHAMARH BROOKS,YANNIC CARIAH, JOHNSON CHARLES, SHELDON COTTRELL, JASON HOLDER, AKEAL HOSEIN, ALZARRI JOSEPH, BRANDON KING, EVIN LEWIS, KYLE MAYERS, OBED McCOY, RAYMON REIFER, ODEAN SMITH