Shimron Hetmyer missed a catch on a flight to Australia and was dropped from the West Indies T20 World Cup squad. Cricket West Indies (CWI) has decided by mutual consent to include Shamar Brooks in his place in the team.
The rest of the West Indies team left for Australia after the end of the CPL on Saturday. Hetmyer, captain of the Guyana Amazon Warriors, was scheduled to leave on October 1, but wanted to reschedule his flight for personal reasons.
According to the flight booked for him by CWI, he was to leave on Monday, later telling CWI director Jimmy Adams that he would not be able to board this flight.
“The decision was taken by the CWI selection panel as Shimron Hetmyer missed his rescheduled flight to Australia, which was changed at his request on Saturday 1 October due to family reasons,” CWI said in a statement. It’s a big question to meet.
He was to leave Guyana on Monday, which meant he missed the first T20 against Australia on October 5. This morning Hetmyer told director of cricket Jimmy Adams that he was on time at the airport. Couldn’t reach and missed catching their flight.”
Adams Said Hetmyer Had Told Him He Was Prepared to be Dropped From the World Cup Squad If There Were Any Further Delays
“This afternoon, we told the CWI Board of Directors that they had mutually decided to replace Shimron Hetmyer with Shamar Brooks,” Adams said.
We canceled Hetmyer’s flight from Saturday to Monday for his family reasons, he was clearly told that if there is any further delay, he will be dropped from the World Cup squad, because we are fully prepared for this big tournament want to be.”
Brooks will fly later this week and will not be a part of the two T20Is against Australia. He will join the World Cup squad in Melbourne, where Nicholas Pooran’s team will play the qualifying rounds.
West Indies are placed in Group B along with Ireland, Scotland and Zimbabwe. Two teams will go to Super 12 from here.
Brooks and Hetmyer were pitted against each other in the CPL playoffs last week. Brooks’ 109 in Qualifier 2 helped Jamaica Tallawahs beat Barbados Royals to reach the final.
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