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WI aim to make amends

Published:Wednesday | June 26, 2013 | 12:00 AM
Digicel's sponsorship manager, Tahnida Nunes (second left), makes a presentation to West Indies captain Dwayne Bravo (centre), while fellow players Sunil Narine (left), Kieron Pollard (second right) and Tino Best look on during a welcome reception hosted by the team's sponsor at the Norman Manley International Airport yesterday. - Gladstone Taylor/Photographer

 Jermaine Lannaman, Gleaner Writer

West Indies captain Dwayne Bravo says the team has got over their disappointing exit from the ICC Champions Trophy and are now focused on winning the upcoming Celkon Mobile Tri-Nation Tour-nament involving world champions India and Sri Lanka.

"We are disappointed at how we exited the Champions Trophy, but I think those who look at the competition closely say that we really gave it our best shot," said Bravo, who, along with the team's non-Jamaican players, arrived in the country yesterday.

"We are now looking forward to this Tri-Nation series, which should be a very tough series, to see if we can make amends and, hopefully, make our fans proud once again."

The tournament, which will be held in Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, will see each team playing each other twice, with the top two teams advancing to the final.

The first leg of the tournament will be played in Jamaica and will see Sabina Park hosting three matches with the second leg, which will feature four matches, being played at the Queen's Park Oval.

The Jamaican leg is set to bowl off on Friday, with the West Indies facing ICC Champions Trophy semi-finalists Sri Lanka.

It will continue on Sunday with the West Indies going up against India, before rounding off next Tuesday with India versus Sri Lanka.


Bravo, in the meantime, who will be in charge of the regional one-day team for a second tournament, said he was comfortable with the make-up of the team's 13-man squad.

The squad features the players who participated in the Champions Trophy with the exception of Ramnaresh Sarwan and young fast bowler Jason Holder.

"It's a balanced squad with a lot of match-winners, who myself and the coaching staff believe can get the job done," said Bravo.

"As to which players we pick to play each match, that will come down to the opposition and the match conditions on the day."

SQUAD: Dwayne Bravo (captain), Chris Gayle, Johnson Charles, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Kieron Pollard, Devon Smith, Darren Sammy, Denesh Ramdin, Sunil Narine, Tino Best, Ravi Rampaul, Kemar Roach.