Cricket West Indies (CWI) has named a 14-man squad for the England Women’s ODI series starting on December 4 at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua.
The group of 14 CWI named includes five Guyanese nationals: Shemaine Campbell, Cheri-Anne Fraser, Shabika Ghajanabi, Shenetta Grimmond and Kaysia Schultz.
Chief Selector Ann Brown-John said,
“The return of Shemaine Campbelle and Kycia Knight to the ODI squad after missing the last series due to injury will bolster the team in the absence of the experienced Stafanie Taylor who is still recuperating from injury sustained during September’s series against New Zealand.”
“This series against England comes on the heels of the New Zealand tour to the West Indies and continues our important preparation for the upcoming Tri Series against India and South Africa and the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup to follow. It gives the players a great opportunity to develop and push for final selection for the Tri Series and World Cup.”
The CG United ODI Series is West Indies’ second chance to score points in the ICC Women’s Championship (IWC). The top five teams from the IWC will automatically reserve seats for the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup in 2025.
The remaining five teams of the IWC will have to go through the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup qualifiers. The following T20I series provides important preparation for both teams for the 2023 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup starting on February 10, 2023 in South Africa, with West Indies and England having won to compete against each other in Group 2 of the tournament.
All matches are available to watch live on the West Indies Cricket YouTube channel as well as on the ESPN Play app. UK fans will be able to watch live on ESPN+ on BT Sport, along with USA-based fans.
Full Squad (1st & 2nd CG United ODIs): Hayley Matthews (c), Shakera Selman (vc), Aaliyah Alleyne, Shemaine Campbelle, Afy Fletcher, Cherry-Ann Fraser, Shabika Gajnabi, Sheneta Grimmondry, Chinelcind, Chedean Nation, Karishma Ramharack, Kaysia Schultz and Rashada Williams.
Complete Match Schedule,
Sunday, 4 December: 1st CG United ODI at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua – 2pm Eastern Caribbean/1pm Jamaica – Tuesday, 6 December: 2nd CG United ODI at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua – 2pm Eastern Caribbean/1pm Jamaica – Friday, 9 December: 3rd CG United ODI at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua – 2pm Eastern Caribbean/1pm Jamaica
Sunday, 11 December: 1st T20I, Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua, 6pm Eastern Caribbean/5pm Jamaica – Wednesday, 14 December: 2nd T20I, Kensington Oval, Barbados, 6pm Eastern Caribbean/5pm Jamaica – Saturday, 17 December: 3rd T20I, Kensington Oval, Barbados, 6pm Eastern Caribbean/5pm Jamaica – Sunday, 18 December: 4th T20I, Kensington Oval, Barbados, 6pm Eastern Caribbean/5pm Jamaica – Thursday, 22 December: 5th T20I, Kensington Oval, Barbados, 6pm Eastern Caribbean/5pm Jamaica