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CRICKET: Jamaican teenager gets call up to WI World Cup squad

Published:Tuesday | December 9, 2014 | 1:18 PM

Jamaican 19-year-old fast bowler Marquino Mindley is among six uncapped players named in West Indies' 30-man provisional squad for the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.



Mindley, who only made his first class debut last month in the ongoing WICB Professional Cricket League, has represented Jamaica and the West Indies at the Under-19 level.



The other uncapped players are left-arm seamer Kenroy Peters of St Vincent; legspinner Imran Khan and left-hand opener Evin Lewis of Trinidad and Tobago and the Barbados pair of offspinner Ashley Nurse and allrounder Jonathan Carter.



Six other Jamaicans were also named in the squad.



They are explosive opener Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels, Andre Russell, Sheldon Cottrell, Jerome Taylor and Nikita Miller.



Also included Darren and Dwayne Bravo, Darren Sammy, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin and Kemar Roach.



West Indies will play in Pool B in the preliminary round of the 11th edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup.



They will do battle alongside defending champions India, Ireland, Pakistan, South Africa, United Arab Emirates and Zimbabwe.



Before the tournament West Indies will have warm-up matches against England and Scotland.



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