West Indies “A” have been forced to make three last-minute changes to their squad for the first “Test” against India “A”, starting on Wednesday in Antigua.
Opener Kraigg Brathwaite and wicketkeeper/batsman Shane Dowrich have been ordered to rest after sustaining ankle injuries.
John Campbell also had to be replaced, after he was elevated to the senior West Indies squad to face India side in the first two T20 Internationals on August 3rd and 4th in Lauderhill, Florida.
The Leeward Islands Hurricanes’ pair of wicketkeeper/batsman Jahmar Hamilton and opener Montcin Hodge will replace Dowrich and Campbell respectively, while T&T left-handed opener Jeremy Solozano will replace Brathwaite.
Solozano will also act as cover for Brathwaite for the second “Test”, starting the following Wednesday in Trinidad.
Shamarh Brooks will now captain West Indies “A” in the first “Test” and may also lead the team in the second “Test”, if Brathwaite is unable to play.