Darren Bravo Pulls Out Of Test Squad
Batsman Darren Bravo has withdrawn from the West Indies Test squad to tour South Africa due to personal reasons.
Bravo left the tour New Zealand last December due to personal reasons and wrote to Clive Lloyd, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Chairman of Selectors asking not to be considered for the three-Test series.
The remaining 14 players in the squad have all signed the match/tour contracts they were offered for the tour ahead of today's deadline.
The players were given a deadline to sign the contracts following negotiations between the WICB, the West Indies Players' Association (WIPA) and the players.
In October, the team left its tour of India early following an internal dispute over pay.
The WICB will name a replacement player for Bravo due course.
South Africa host the West Indies for three Tests, three Twenty20 Internationals and five One-Day Internationals with the opening Test beginning on 17th December at Centurion.
West Indies Test squad: Denesh Ramdin (captain), Sulieman Benn, Jermaine Blackwood, Kraigg Brathwaite, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Sheldon Cottrell, Shannon Gabriel, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Leon Johnson, Kemar Roach, Marlon Samuels, Jerome Taylor, Chadwick Walton
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