West Indies recall Sunil Narine for Sri Lanka tour

West Indies recall Sunil Narine for Sri Lanka tour
Sunil Narine has been named in the limited overs squad of West Indies that will tour Sri Lanka in October.
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West Indies off-spinner Sunil Narine has managed to secure a spot in the limited overs squad announced for the Sri Lankan tour scheduled in October.

The 27-year-old, was reported for a suspected illegal bowling action during the Champions League Twenty20 in 2010, which saw him miss the final of the tournament representing Kolkata Knight Riders. 

The mystery spinner was included in the West Indies squad for the 2015 World Cup, but later pulled out of the tournament undergoing remedial work on his action.

Even though the sanctions laid by the Board of Control for Cricket in India is not applicable to international cricket, Narine was constantly overlooked by the West Indies selectors.

The trouble started again for the off-spinner when he was given a final warning during the Indian Premier League 2015 following the World Cup. 

Apart from Narine, the selectors have made seven other changes to the West Indies squad that featured in the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

Darren Sammy, Lendl Simmons, Sulieman Benn, Sheldon Cottrell, Nikita Miller, Kemar Roach, and Dwayne Smith were all excluded from the 50-over set-up.

Devendra Bishoo, Carlos Brathwaite, Andre Fletcher, Jason Mohammed, and Ravi Rampaul have received uncapped Jermaine Blackwood also has been included  in the ODI squad that will be led by Jason Holder.

However, Sammy will continue to lead the team in the shortest format which will also feature all-rounders Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard.

Denesh Ramdin, who was recently replaced by Holder as Test captain, will don the gloves in both the formats

West Indies will tour Sri Lanka without the service of their head coach Phil Simmons, who was suspended by the West Indies Cricket Board for his comments on team selection. 

Eldine Baptiste, who is the selector on the tour, will take over Simmons' responsibilities as head coach in Sri Lanka.

West Indies tour of Sri Lanka which comprises of two Tests, three ODIs and two T20Is kicks-off on 14th October in Galle.

West Indies ODI squad:

Jason Holder (captain), Devendra Bishoo, Jermaine Blackwood, Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Jonathan Carter, Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher, Jason Mohammed, Sunil Narine, Denesh Ramdin, Ravi Rampaul, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Jerome Taylor

West Indies T20I squad:

Darren Sammy (captain), Samuel Badree, Darren Bravo, Dwayne Bravo, Jonathan Carter, Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher, Jason Holder, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin, Ravi Rampaul, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Jerome Taylor

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