West Indies player Dwayne Bravo seen here playing for Chennai Super Kings celebrates after taking Sunrisers’ Yusuf Pathan’s wicket during their VIVO IPL cricket T20 match in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, May 22, 2018.
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Cricket West Indies (CWI) President, Ricky Skerritt has said that the reputation and record of Dwayne Bravo will make West Indies a stronger team.

Bravo made a return to the West Indies Twenty20 team recently in a three-match series against Ireland in Grenada and St. Kitts which ended in a 1-1 draw after the second match was abandoned because of rain.

Bravo, who last played for West Indies four years ago, made an immediate impact grabbing five wickets in the series at a low economy rate of 6.44.

He retired from international cricket in October 2018, but last December he said he was willing to return to Twenty20 cricket because of the changes in the Cricket West Indies (CWI) administration which saw Skerritt elected as president in March 2019.

The CWI president had reminded West Indies fans that all players will be available for selection including Bravo, which augurs well for the regional team.

He said from the beginning that “our radar screen was going to have an open door policy… the fact that Bravo has come back with the kind of world class reputation and performances behind him really just makes the West Indies team stronger.”

Skerritt, who reiterated that he does not get involved in the selection of teams, said he was glad to see that Bravo performed at a high level.

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