Bravo to miss Windies tour of South Africa

Cricket with Dalchand Bissoon

Darren Bravo is out for personal reasons.
Darren Bravo is out for personal reasons.

Darren Bravo, the West Indies middle-order batsman, will miss the upcoming Test tour of South Arica.

Bravo was among the 15 players offered Match/Tour contracts but according to the WICB he wrote to Chairman of Selectors Clive Lloyd and requested not to be considered for the Test series due to personal reasons.

The WICB extends its best wishes to Bravo as he seeks to address his personal matters and looks forward to his return to the game.

The WICB indicated that a replacement would be named shortly.

Bravo had also asked the Trinidad & Tobago Cricket Board Selectors not to be considered for the WICB regional four-day competition which started last Friday.

The West Indies will open their tour of South Africa with a three-day tour match against a South Africa Invitation XI on Wednesday, Dec.10 at Willowmoore Park, Bennoi.

They will play three Test matches. The first starts on Wednesday, Dec. 17 at SuperSport Park, Centurian, the second on Friday, Dec. 26 at St. George’s Park, Port Elizabeth, and the third on Friday, Jan. 2 at Newlands, Cape Town – three T20 Internationals and five One Day Internationals.

The 14 players named in the Test squad are:

Denesh Ramdin (Captain), Sulieman Benn, Jermaine Blackwood, Kraigg Brathwaite, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Shelton Cotrell, Shannon Gabriel, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Leon Johnson, Kemar Roach, Marlon Samuels, Jerome Taylor and Chadwick Walton.