Top Barbadian players axed

Second Test – England v West Indies
West Indies’ Roston Chase walks off after losing his wicket during the Second Test against England at the Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain on July 20, 2020.
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Three top Barbadian players have axed from the list of contracted West Indies cricketers.

Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich and Shamarh Brooks were not retained in the list which was published last week.

West Indies batsman Kraigg Brathwaite. Associated Press / Rob Griffith

Sacked  Test captain Jason Holder has retained his contract while his successor, Kraigg Brathwaite, who was previously stripped of his red ball central contract, has been reinstated.

One-day International wicket/batsman Shai Hope has kept his white ball contract, along with his captain, Kieron Pollard, who also leads the West indies Twenty20 side.
Roston Chase, recently promoted as Test team vice-captain for last year’s tour of New Zealand was among West Indian cricketers, including Holder and Pollard, who declined to tour Bangladesh earlier in this year due to Covid concerns.
All-rounder Chase and Brooks, have now lost favor with the West Indies selectors and did not play in the home series against Sri Lanka.
Exciting batsman Shimron Hetmyer was also blanked from a contract.

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