Shimron Hetmyer has been dismissed from the West Indies men’s T20 World Cup roster after missing a “rescheduled” flight to Australia. CWI stated that the decision was made “unanimously” by the selection panel, which also named Shamarh Brooks as Hetmyer’s replacement.
Following the conclusion of the CPL on Saturday, the rest of the West Indies squad flew to Australia in separate groups. When questioned about the situation, white-ball captain Nicholas Pooran stated, “To be honest, it is not my current concern.
There has been a choice made, and there will be consequences for your actions. At the moment, all I want to think about is why we’re here and how we’re going to get there. “
Hetmyer, the captain of the Guyana Amazon Warriors, was slated to fly out on October 1 but requested a reschedule due to personal circumstances.
CWI scheduled him on a Monday flight, only for Hetmyer to later inform Jimmy Adams, CWI’s director of cricket, that he would not be traveling.
“The CWI selection panel took the decision after Shimron Hetmyer missed his re-scheduled flight to Australia, which had been postponed from Saturday 1 October at his request due to family considerations,” CWI stated in a statement.
Despite the fact that flight availability was a tremendous difficulty, a seat was found for him to leave Guyana today, Monday, October 3rd. As a result, he will be unable to play in the first T20 International (T20I) against Australia on Wednesday, October 5 at the Metricon Stadium.
Mr. Hetmyer told the Director of Cricket this morning that he would not be able to make it to the airport in time for his departure to New York this afternoon. “
Hetmyer had been advised that “any more delay” in travel would cost him his World Cup spot, according to Adams.
“This afternoon, we told the CWI board of directors that the selection panel had unanimously chosen to replace Shimron Hetmyer in our T20 World Cup squad with Shamarh Brooks,” Adams stated.
“While we moved Shimron’s flight from Saturday to Monday due to family obligations, we made it clear to him that if there were any further delays or issues with his travel to Australia, we would have no choice but to replace him in the squad, as we are not willing to jeopardize the team’s ability to prepare for this extremely important global event.”
Pooran conceded that Hetmyer was a significant loss, saying, “Obviously, sure, we plan with him, but he’s not here, so we have to plan differently now.”
Brooks will travel to Australia later this week but will not play in the two-match T20I series. Instead, he will join the World Cup squad in Melbourne, where they will begin their campaign in the qualifying round.
The West Indies are in Group B with Ireland, Scotland, and Zimbabwe, with the top two teams advancing to the Super 12s.
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