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CRICKET: West Indies heads to South Africa from London for Test series

Published:Monday | December 1, 2014 | 12:42 PM

West Indies cricketers have departed London for Johannesburg for their tour of South Africa.



The squad is scheduled to arrive in Johannesburg tomorrow.



West Indies and South Africa will play three Test matches, three Twenty20 Internationals and five One-Day matches.



Left-arm seamer Sheldon Cottrell will join the squad next week following the conclusion of the third round of matches in the WICB Professional Cricket League.



The Jamaican was asked by selectors to stay behind and represent Jamaica Franchise in order to prove his match readiness.



The tour was shrouded in doubt following the controversial decision by players to abandon the one-day tour of India over a pay dispute.



The 15-man Windies squad includes seven of those players who walked off the tour.



West Indies will be led by Denesh Ramdin and includes veteran Jamaican opener Chris Gayle who missed the tour of India through injury.



Stylish left-hander Darren Bravo will miss the tour after declining selection for “personal reasons”.



West Indies are due to have their first major training session on Thursday before playing a three-day practice game in Benoni starting on December 10.



The first Test bowls off on December 17 at Centurion.



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