West Indies Cricket Board have named a second-string side to face Bangladesh for the first Test on the heels of a boycott by the West Indies Players' Association (WIPA) because of a long running contractual dispute between the WIPA and the West Indies Cricket Board.
The 15 member squad will be led by former top-order batsmen Floyd Reiffer while pace bowler Darren Sammy was named his deputy. Reiffer had played four Tests for the West Indies in the late nineties. Sammy was part of the recently concluded ICC World Twenty20 squad.
Other members of the team include 16-year-old Barbadian batsman Kraigg Brathwaite who would become the youngest West Indian Test player. Tino Best, the 27-year-old Barbados pace bowler, who last played Test match in 2005, was also included in the team along with Kemar Roach who featured in the A team that faced Bangladesh just a few days ago.
West Indies squad for the first Test
Omar Phillips, Dale Richards, Floyd Reifer (capt), Travis Dowlin, Chadwick Walton, Darren Sammy, Kemar Roach, Ryan Austin, Tino Best, Kevin McClean, Nelon Pascal, Andre Creary, Nikita Miller, Kraigg Braithwaite, David Bernard.