ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – The Selection Panel of Cricket West Indies has announced an 18-member Windies Women’s squad for a training camp to be staged from September 25 to October 4 in Trinidad.
All of the players that were chosen for the recent ICC Women’s World Cup in England, along with batsman Britney Cooper have been invited to the training camp which will be conducted under the direction of interim head coach Hendy Springer and interim assistant coach Gus Logie.
Commenting on the squad, Chairman of the CWI Selection Panel Courtney Browne said: “Our women’s player pool in the Caribbean is quite small compared to other countries, and our regional tournaments do not always produce the kind of consistent batting and bowling aggregates and averages we would relish. Hence, we rely on using strategic camps like this to give our high performance coaches time to help the players with their development.
“Coming out of the camp, the Selection Panel expects keen competition for final selection, and will focus attention on players with a healthy attitude and willingness to work hard, improve fitness and team work, as we seek to restore confidence in our side following the disappointing results at the Women’s World Cup.”
Browne also noted that the availability of Selman and Connell are subject to clearance from the CWI Medical Panel. The two Windies Women’s fast bowlers suffered tournament-ending injuries during the WWC.
Selman was sidelined following a blow to the head while fielding against Australia Women at Taunton, where Connell also suffered a hip injury against India Women a few days later.
The squad is preparing for an upcoming home series against Sri Lanka Women for which full details will be unveiled at a later date.