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Barbados squad unchanged, T&T recall Barath


The Barbados selectors have  named an unchanged squad for the final of the 2013  West Indies first-class championship against Trinidad and Tobago starting tomorrow at Kensington Oval. Trinidad & Tobago have recalled discarded West Indies opening batsman Adrian Barath.

The 23-year-old Barath, who hit a century on his Test debut against Australia at Brisbane in November 2009  was dropped for the semi-final match against champions for the past five years, Jamaica, which Trinidad & Tobago won by three wickets on the fourth and final day at Sabina Park last Sunday.

His omission came after six matches in which he had scored 296 runs including three half-centuries, at an average of 26.90.

He scored  54 in a domestic match for Queen's Park against Esmeralda last weekend to earn his recall in place of hard-hitting batsman Kjorn Ottley, who did not play in the semi-finals.

Barbados swept into the final with a resounding win by an innings and 101 runs over the Windward Islands at Windsor Park in Dominica in one day, one session and 21 minutes.

The Trinidad & Tobago team will arrive in Barbados early this morning and will practice at Kensington Oval in the afternoon.

The squads are: Barbados –  Kirk Edwards (captain), Sulieman Benn, Rashidi Boucher, Kraigg Brathwaite, Jonathan Carter, Roston Chase, Miguel Cummins, Shane Dowrich, Shai Hope, Ashley Nurse, Kemar Roach, Javon Searles, Kevin Stoute. Management: Hartley Reid (manager), Henderson Springer (coach), Jacqueline King (physiotherapist), Rodney Ashby (analyst), Shannon Lashley (trainer).

Trinidad & Tobago – Denesh Ramdin (captain), Jeremy Solozano, Lendl Simmons, Adrian Barath, Steven Katwaroo, Jason Mohammed, Akeal Hosein, Imran Khan, Rayad Emrit, Amit Jaggernauth, Yannic Carriah, Shannon Gabriel, Marlon Richards. David Williams (coach), Omar Khan (manager).

Umpires: Nigel Duguid (Guyana), Patrick Gustard (Jamaica).

Reserve: Gregory Brathwaite (Barbados).

Match referee: Mervyn Jones (Barbados).