West Indies Captain Jason Holder to Tour Miss Bangladesh amid COVID-19 Fears

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Skipper Jason Holder is one of 10 players who will miss his country’s tour of Bangladesh due to “Covid-19 related concerns or personal fears,” Cricket West Indies (CWI) announced Tuesday. Jason Holder, Kieron Pollard, Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, Roston Chase, Sheldon Cottrell, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer and Nicholas Pooran withdrew from the tour with three one-day internationals and two tests in Chattogram and Dhaka. Fabian Allen and Shane Dowrich are also unavailable for personal reasons.

CWI said its Covid-19 policy “allows any player not to participate in the selection for an overseas tour based solely on the player’s own safety fears or concerns.”

“Such decisions will not affect their consideration for future selection.”

The test crew will be led by veteran Kraigg Brathwaite, with Jermaine Blackwood as vice captain. Former West Indies A team captain Jason Mohammed will lead the ODI team with Sunil Ambris as vice captain.

The West Indies tour group will arrive in Dhaka on January 10, and the series will run until February 15.

“Traveling around Bangladesh is never easy because they always play well in their own circumstances,” said West Indian coach Roger Harper.

“While some of the senior players are missing in either format, I expect our teams to be very competitive.”

West Indies Test team

Kraigg Brathwaite (capt), Jermaine Blackwood, Nkrumah Bonner, John Campbell, Rahkeem Cornwall, Joshua Da Silva, Shannon Gabriel, Kavem Hodge, Alzarri Joseph, Kyle Mayers, Shayne Moseley, Veerasammy Permaul, Kemar Roach, Raymon Reifer, Jomel Warrican

West Indian ODI squad

Jason Mohammed (capt), Sunil Ambris, Nkrumah Bonner, Joshua Da Silva, Jahmar Hamilton, Chemar Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Kyle Mayers, Andre McCarthy, Kjorn Ottley, Rovman Powell, Raymon Reifer, Romario Shepherd, Hayden Walsh

Tour schedule

January 20: 1st ODI in Dhaka

January 22: 2nd ODI in Dhaka

January 25th: 3rd ODI at Chattogram

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February 3-7: 1st test at Chattogram

February 11-15: 2nd test match in Dhaka

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