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Narine, Bravo face career decisions

Published:Thursday | February 9, 2012 | 4:50 PM

Dr. Allen Sammy, an executive member of the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board, says national batsman Darren Bravo and off-spinner Sunil Narine face big career decisions over the next few weeks.

Dr. Sammy, who is also a director of the West Indies Cricket Board, made the comment after both landed solid deals in the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL).

The Kolkata Knight Riders bought Narine for a whopping US$700,000 and the Deccan Charges signed the left-handed Bravo for US$100,000.

Dr. Sammy noted the IPL fell in the middle of two important Test series for West Indies. He said the players will have to decide if they want to chase the money, or the glory.

West Indies will be at home against Australia and on the road against England.

Dr. Sammy said Narine has a good chance of making the Test team but would jeopardise his chances if he goes to the IPL.

The IPL is scheduled for April 4 to May 27, but West Indies hosts Australia from early March to the end of April, and then head to England for a tour from early May to late June.