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Johnson earns WI ‘A’ team call-up

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Vincentian left arm medium fast bowler Dellorn Johnson has earned a call-up for the West Indies A team for the three Digicel unofficial One-Day Internationals to be played here at the Arnos Vale Playing Field, starting tomorrow, Wednesday, November 23.{{more}}

Johnson, 23, is a former West Indies Under-19 team member and is a currently enrolled in the Sagicor High Performance Centre, which is based in Barbados.

Johnson, who plays for OLA Boutique Radcliffe in the local Cricket competitions here, made his senior Windward Islands debut last year in the regional four-day first class competition.

Another Johnson, Guyanese middle order batsman Leon Johnson, Trinidadian opener Justin Guillen, as well as Barbadian fast bowler Jason Holder have also been included for the 50-over matches.

Those are the additions to the A team, which beat their Bangladeshi counterparts in the unofficial test series 1-0.

Danza Hyatt, Sunil Narine and Andre Russell are among the players who have been left out, which will make them available for selection for the West Indies for their one-day series in India.

The West Indies A Team will have Guyanese Veerasammy Permaul as Captain. Jamaican Nkrumah Bonner, as well as Barbadians Carlos Brathwaite, Shamarh Brooks, Jonathan Carter, and Kyle Corbin have also been included.

Trinidadian Shannon Gabriel, St. Lucian Garey Mathurin and Antiguan Devon Thomas complete the team.

Both teams go into the first ODI in the balance, as they ended 1-1 in the T/20 series which took place at the Beausejour Cricket Stadium, last Friday and Saturday night.

Following tomorrow’s first ODI, the other two are scheduled for Friday and Sunday, as both outfits close off their engagements. (RT)

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