Selectors Roger Harper and Miles Bascombe reviews Super50
Selectors Roger Harper and Miles Bascombe have congratulated the West Indies Emerging players on winning Colonial Medical Insurance Super50 tournament and cited areas of encouragement and improvement for domestic players.
Harper was present in Trinidad throughout the competition. He combined those duties with recent international squad selection as the first squad selected by the reshaped CWI selection panel, aided the senior team in registering their first 50 overs series triumph since 2014.
He addressed the benefits to the selection panel in having development teams involved in the flagship domestic 50 overs competition.
“What the West Indies Emerging Players team does is provide players, who may have just missed out on selection for their national teams, an opportunity to play.
He continued: “Considering the way these guys have performed, it shows that they are very skilled. They have played as a team from the start and were highly motivated since many of them probably felt they should have made their respective home sides.
“It augurs well to see a team like this, so that you can see that extra bit of talent. Special credit must go coach Floyd Reifer and the rest of the management team for the magnificent job they did with these young players.”
Bascombe who was present for the matches in the St.Kitts leg gave his view on the Emerging players and some tournament observations.
“For me the main take away from the victory by the Emerging players is the depth in the talent pool. These players were not selected by their franchise for whatever reason but that was by no means an indication of lack of ability. They displayed good knowledg