Amin leads West Indies at World Cup

Zamin Amin
Zamin Amin

Following their four trial matches in Trinidad, the West Indies have named their final 16-man squad for the Over-50s World Cup in South Africa.

They had previously named 22 players, but have since culled that down to the tournament maximum.

The side will be led by 56-year-old former Guyana junior representative and USA national team player Zamin Amin. The vice-captain will be world-record-holding batsman Ishwar Maraj.

Other notable inclusions are star batsman Sudesh Dhaniram (who played 83 first-class/List A games, mostly for Guyana, and scored runs throughout the trial matches), Julian Charles (the first St Lucian to score a first-class hundred), Roy Singh (who represented Canada at the 2018 Over-50s World Cup), and Allison Johnson (a Barbados fast bowler who now coaches in Cape Town).

West Indies squad: Zamin Amin (captain), Ishwar Maraj (vice-captain), Rick Ali, Mark Audain, Narine Bidhesi, Julian Charles, Sudesh Dhaniram, Kenny Girdharry, Krishna Harricharan, Fareed Hosein, Howard Jodhan, Hafiz Mohamed, Azad Mohammed, Rajendra Sadeo, Roy Singh, Allison Johnson.

Non-travelling reserves: Virgil Gossai, Curtis Richards, Lawrence Pooran, Ganesh Ragunath

Team Manager: Raj Singh

Assistant manager: Dave Narine

By Jim Morrison