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St. Lucia to host West Indies vs. Afghanistan ODI Series!


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The Darren Sammy Cricket Grounds.

The Selection Panel of Cricket West Indies has named the Windies 13-man squad for the upcoming One-Day Internationals against Afghanistan.

The squad includes one uncapped player in this format – Roston Chase, the 25-year-old allrounder. He made his international debut last year and has so far played 10 Test matches with 728 runs, including three centuries.

The ODI Series will be played at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground in St Lucia on June 9, 11 and 14. First ball in the day/night matches is 2:30pm (1:30pm Jamaica Time).


Jason Holder (captain)

Devendra Bishoo

Jonathan Carter

Roston Chase

Miguel Cummins

Shannon Gabriel

Shai Hope

Alzarri Joseph

Evin Lewis

Jason Mohammed

Ashley Nurse

Kieran Powell

Rovman Powell

Quotes from Courtney Browne, CWI Chairman of Selectors: “On the composition of the squad: Roston Chase is the one new player in the squad. He was considered before for ODI selection, primarily because of his all-round ability. With his prolific run scoring in the last Test series and his continued steady all-round performances in the PCL we now feel it’s time to introduce him to ODI cricket. He was not among the leading runscorers in the Super50 tournament earlier this year, but we believe with his skill set and the way he has been playing he could be an asset. His outstanding efforts with the bat could not be ignored any longer coupled with his useful bowling can only add value to our squad.”

On the bowling attack: “Our bowling attack remains the same with four seamers and two specialist spinners. With Roston now adding an additional spinning option for the captain, this offers further variety to the bowling attack. This gives the team the option of playing an additional fast bowler if required.”

On conditions in St Lucia: “Over the last few years, the pitch has produced good bounce and carry for faster bowlers. If the pitches stay true to form we can expect to see that extra bit of assistance for our pace attack.”


Friday, June 9: 1st ODI — Daren Sammy Cricket Ground

Sunday, June 11: 2nd ODI — Daren Sammy Cricket Ground

Wednesday, June 14: 3rd ODI — Daren Sammy Cricket Ground


Match reports and other series details will be available: www.cricketwestindies.org

Selected images from matches will be available: https://www.flickr.com/photos/windiescricket/

View video of media opportunities: http://www.youtube.com/user/WestIndiesCricketTV

Listen to audio of media opportunities: https://soundcloud.com/windiescricket

Follow “live” tweets of matches: https://twitter.com/westindies

On Instagram: https://instagram.com/windiescricket/


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  1. Awah for Lucians boyy

    All of y'all deh talking and come Friday You'rll still going,, You'rll dancing getting and drunk and doing shate with yourlseves. We should be thankful they still thought of us.


    • then humble my foot

      its would be a nice lime.
      so what we are not getting big games, but lets show the rest that here is the place to play


  2. We have our own homegrown terrorists already. Too many. Why do we have to import even more?

    The rest of the Caribbean does not care one **It about us. About our problems. Why those with all the wealth and police resources do not take this one on? Why load us with their crap?


  3. What de hell did we do to the rest of the Caribbean? Why do they hate us so damn much to send terrorist to our country? Why?

    Why don't they hog this one like they do with the profitable teams when they visit? Mr. Chastanet, you are not Kenny. Tell these damn people NO! HELL NO!


    • then humble my foot

      you have been Americanised!
      they label anyone who prevents them from stealing their resources as a terrorist.!
      don't be fooled! if someone came in your house and push you around, what would you do?


  4. Why my sweet island? We the people don't want to be exposed to such test matches these guys will come as sheep scope our island and they might try to recruit our people whose minds are in the dust. I can see some people profiting from the game, what about those who will with bad intentions. I think we should let America know that these guys will be on island because our law officers are incapable of taking care of our security. They love to accept too much money ?under the table, bridge, chair I just don't trust those Afghan people.???????


  5. Get these people asses out of here fast, fast, fast.


  6. You'll talking as if you'll does go to cricket. Most time you'll by the gate begging fo a free ticket. How can you'll an call the players ISIS and terriorist. You don't need a cricket from the Far East to have terrorist in St.Lucia. We already killing one another. We have our own terrorist too. We must have respect for other people. Let's say thanks to the WICB they still thought of us. You not coming won't make a difference.


  7. Boycott this rubbish. Why not hold it in TNT, Antigua, Jamaica, Guyana?

    Why give us the crap? We doh want crap. Keep it. Delist us from the others too. We always lose money when we get involved with the crap they throw at us. Do you remember the SLP joke with the world cup?


  8. straight SHOOTER



  9. Hell no!


  10. how is here with them terrorist...


    • Look at the wickedness these kinds of people are up to in London. Stupid people are making excuses for them. Home-grown pieces of shit they become when you let them into your countries. No thanks. Stay to hell out of Saint Lucia.


      • then humble my foot

        foolishness you speak. these people are treated worst by American and brits. hence the retaliation, bring the war home.
        follow the news.. they went into Iraq, kill rape bomb them with 1.5million dollar tomahawks in the name of liberation. stole their oil and use the money to rebuild what they destroy. and yet sadam has no nucleur bombs!1 smh..
        wake up people.. lies and lies.. its like taking a loan!!!


    • We doh want no games and no contact.


  11. West Indies vs Afghanistan? When the big name teams tour they giving to Barbados, Trinidad, Jamaica, etc. And Afghanistan to us? Nonsense!


    • then humble my foot

      I will still go.


    • Exactly. Give is the koshonee. Rest assured I won't be there. 3 T20s in Trinidad v Pakistan.


    • This is outrageous! We rely on tourism for our survival and invite potential terrirism to play games. Who decided this was a good idea? You think England, France and America will not put a travel alert for its citizens after this? You serious? Smh


  12. Brilliant! Playing cricket is better than war.


    • Afghans go back home. Stay away! Leave us alone. What kind of f-ing sh** is this? This increases the risk profile of this suffering country. Mr. Chastanet, this is bad for investment.

      Mr. Chastanet, put your food down and reject this nonsense forthwith. That is downright crap.

      We don't want any kind of disguised taliban and jihadists terrorists here. No thanks. This is crap. We must march islandwide against this sh**. Every regional cricket nonsense puts our already violent country in greater jeopardy. This is not going to go well.

      We do not have money to pay for the security of the those who may get injured on our soil.

      Get the hell out! Stay away! Down with this stupid cricket!

      Afghans go the f*** home!


      • Half if not all of them will seek asylum and not return. Welcome new terrorist Lambirds.
        Then again the welfare isn't so great here so maybe not.


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