Caribbean Sports – West Indies Gears Up For Hurricane Relief T20 Challenge

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Carlos Braithwaite, l, will lead the team while Chris Gayle, r., is also part of the squad. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
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By NAN Sports Editor

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. 20, 2018: The West Indies cricket team is gearing up to play the ICC Rest of the World XI for charity next month.

Carlos Brathwaite will skipper the side for the Hurricane Relief T20 Challenge at Lord’s Cricket Ground, London, on Thursday, May 31.

The charity match is being staged with the support of the MCC, ECB and ICC to raise funds to rebuild and restore five major cricket venues in Caribbean communities that were damaged by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.


The Ronald Webster Park in Anguilla, Windsor Park Stadium in Dominica, the A.O. Shirley Recreation Ground in the British Virgin Islands and the Carib Lumber Ball Park in St Maarten were all damaged during the passage of Hurricane in Irma in September 2017.

Match winning all-rounder, Andre Russell had also been included in the Windies T20 along with explosive openers Evin Lewis, “Universe Boss” Chris Gayle, spinner Ashley Nurse, Denesh Ramdin and Keemo Paul.

The full squad is: Samuel Badree, Carlos Brathwaite (Captain), Rayad Emrit, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Ashley Nurse, Keemo Paul, Rovman Powell, Denesh Ramdin (Wicketkeeper), Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, and Kesrick Williams.

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