Cricket

T20 World Cup 2022: Shimron Hetmyer dropped from West Indies squad after missing flight to Australia

Shimron Hetmyer, who missed his rescheduled flight, was replaced on the roster by Shamarh Brooks in a decision by the Cricket West Indies selection panel.

T20 World Cup 2022: Shimron Hetmyer dropped from West Indies squad after missing flight to Australia

Shimron Hetmyer was dropped from the World Cup squad for missing a rescheduled flight. Image: AFP

West Indies dropped Shimron Hetmyer from the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia after the batter missed a rescheduled flight, Cricket West Indies announced on Monday.

The 25-year-old from Guyana was replaced on the roster by Shamarh Brooks in a decision by the Cricket West Indies selection panel after Hetmyer missed his flight to Australia, which had been moved due to family reasons.

After a seat was found on a Monday flight to New York, Hetmyer told CWI on Monday morning that he would be unable to get to the Guyana airport in time to make his flight to New York.

“This afternoon we informed the CWI board of directors that the selection panel had unanimously decided to replace Shimron Hetmyer with Shamarh Brooks in our T20 World Cup squad,” CWI director of cricket Jimmy Adams said.

“Whilst we changed Shimron’s flight from Saturday to Monday due to family reasons, it was made clear to him that if there were any further delays and issues with his travel to Australia then we would have no choice but to replace him in the squad, as we are not prepared to compromise the team’s ability to prepare for this extremely important global event.”

Brooks will fly out later this week and miss T20 International matches against Australia on Wednesday at Gold Coast and Friday at Brisbane, instead joining the squad at Melbourne.

“Shamarh has been a part of our recent T20 International squads and delivered strong performances in the latter stages of the recently concluded CPL (Caribbean Premier League),” Adams said.

The West Indies is in Group B of the T20 World Cup alongside Scotland, Ireland, and Zimbabwe with the top two from the group stage advancing to the Super 12s.

West Indies will open their T20 World Cup campaign on October 17 against Scotland.

Updated Date: October 04, 2022 08:47:35 IST

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

Nicholas Pooran resigns as West Indies white ball captain
First Cricket News

Nicholas Pooran resigns as West Indies white ball captain

Nicholas Pooran is yet to play a Test and said his goal was to focus better as a player by removing the captain's mantle.

Australia vs West Indies: Tagenarine Chanderpaul receives Test cap from Brian Lara ahead of 1st Test
First Cricket News

Australia vs West Indies: Tagenarine Chanderpaul receives Test cap from Brian Lara ahead of 1st Test

Chandrapaul has recorded 437 runs in 50 first-class games at an impressive average of 34.21 including two centuries in the 2022 West Indies championship.

Australia vs West Indies Live Cricket Score, 1st Test Day 2 at Perth
First Cricket News

Australia vs West Indies Live Cricket Score, 1st Test Day 2 at Perth

Australia vs West Indies Live Score: Follow live scores and updates from Day 2 of the 1st AUS vs WI Test at Perth.