Windies batter Hetmyer misses plane, WT20 spot:
Cricket West Indies informed the ICC that Shamarh Brooks has replaced Shimron Hetmyer in the West Indies squad for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup in Australia.
According to a release from CWI, the decision by the CWI selection panel was made as Shimron Hetmyer missed his rescheduled flight to Australia, which had been changed from Saturday October 1 at his solicitation for family reasons.
With flight availability a genuine challenge, a seat was found for him to leave Guyana today, Monday October 3, meaning he would unfortunately miss the first T20I against Australia on Wednesday October 5 at the Metricon Stadium.
This Morning, Mr. Shimron Hetmyer informed the Director of Cricket that he wouldn’t be able to get to the air terminal in time for his flight this afternoon to New York, the release explained.
“This afternoon we informed the CWI governing body that the selection panel had unanimously decided to replace Shimron Hetmyer with Shamarh Brooks in our T20 World Cup squad. While we changed Shimron’s departure from Saturday to Monday because of family reasons, it was clarified to him that if there were any further delays and issues with his travel to Australia, then we would have no choice but to replace him in the squad, as we are not prepared to compromise the team’s ability to prepare for this extremely global event. “ Jimmy Adams said.
“Shamarh Brooks has been a part of our recent T20I squads and delivered great performances in the last phases of the recently concluded CPL. He will fly out as quickly as possible this week to Australia, and I hope everything turns out great for him and all the squad for the competition. ” Jimmy Adams added.