CRICKET: Two Jamaicans named in WI women's squad
Two Jamaicans have been named in a 14-member West Indies Women’s squad for next month's tour of Sri Lanka.
The Jamaicans are world-rated Stafanie Taylor, who is vice-captain and rookie all-rounder Chinelle Henry, who earned a recall.
The 19-year-old Henry appeared in two One-Day Internationals (ODI) and four Twenty20 Internationals between October 2013 and February last year, before losing her place in the side.
Three members of the side who played in the previous ICC Women’s Championship series in Australia will not be making the trip.
The three are Jamaican left-hand all-rounder Shanel Daley, who has been sidelined with a knee injury; leg-spinner Shaquana Quintyne; and medium-fast bowler Shakera Selman.
The tour is made up of four ODIs and three Twenty20 Internationals.
The last three ODI's will count towards the ICC Women’s Championship.
That championship is a multi-year, bilateral competition among the top eight international women’s sides and will lead to qualification for the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup to be hosted by the England and Wales Cricket Board.
The squad is set to depart Barbados today, arriving two days later in the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo, where they will begin a nine-day training camp before the start of the series.