Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Tuesday | October 13, 2009
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Lambert fails to make final cut


Danza Hyatt, Odean Brown and Andrew Richards are the only three players without international experience named in the Christopher Gayle-led Jamaica 14-man squad for the upcoming West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) President's Cup one-day tournament.

The squad, which was finalised yesterday, saw batsmen Tamar Lambert and Zenniffe Fowler, who also failed to make the Combined Campuses and Colleges team, along with fast bowlers Jason Dawes and Krishmar Santokie, failing to make the final cut from the 18-man squad announced last week.

Lambert, the team's former captain, led Jamaica to a number of regional titles in both the one-day and four-day competitions.

The tournament, a 50-over contest among the six territorial teams Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, Windward Islands, Jamaica, Barbados and the Leeward Islands, along with the Combined Campuses and Colleges (CCC) and West Indies Under-19 team, will run from October 28 to November 5 in Guyana.

Under Gayle's leadership, the Jamaican team won the tournament two seasons ago.

Apart from Hyatt, Brown and Richardson, who toured England with the West Indies team in 2008, Xavier Marshall, Wavell Hinds, Brendan Nash, Carlton Baugh Jr, Nikita Miller, Jerome Taylor, Daren Powell, Brenton Parchment and David Bernard Jr have all played Test and one-day cricket for the regional team.

Shawn Findlay, a left-handed batsman, has also represented the West Indies, but in one-day internationals.

However, leg-spinner Brown, batsman Hyatt and fast bowler Richardson are experienced at this level and are serious contenders for spots in the first 11.

The team will depart the island on October 21 and will have Maurice Clarke as manager, Junior Bennett as coach with David Bernard Sr doing duties as physical trainer.

- Anthony Foster

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