So it begins? Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine pull out of West Indies World T20 squad

hidden, Feb, 13 2016
So it begins? Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine pull out of West Indies World T20 squad

All-rounder Kieron Pollard and off-spinner Sunil Narine withdrew from the West Indies World Twenty20 squad Friday but officials insisted the moves were not sparked by the current pay dispute engulfing the team.

Pollard, 28, pulled out due to injury while 27-year-old Narine said he was under-prepared as he serves out an international suspension for a suspect bowling action.

File picture of Sunil Narine. AFP

Carlos Brathwaite has been drafted to replace Pollard while a replacement for Narine has not yet been named.

"Kieron Pollard withdrew from the squad citing a lack of sufficient progress in his rehabilitative work (injury sustained in December) and hence won’t be fit for tournament," said a spokeswoman for the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB).

"Sunil Narine withdrew citing insufficient progress in the rehabilitative work on his bowling action. He is currently banned from bowling in international cricket."

The West Indies squad is currently at loggerheads with the WICB over payments for the World Twenty20 in India in March.

The players have been given until Sunday to sign their contracts for the tournament.

AFP

Published Date: Feb 13, 2016 | Updated Date: Feb 13, 2016


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