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Test skipper Holder sits out Volcanoes clash
BRIDGETOWN—Test captain Jason Holder will sit out Barbados Pride’s sixth round clash in the Regional First Class Championship against Windward Islands Volcanoes at Kensington Oval this weekend. The 24-year-old was not among the 13-man squad announced Monday for the contest, with the Barbados Cricket Association noting that he had asked to be excused from the game.
Holder, a steady seamer and powerful lower order batsman, recently led Pride to the final of the Regional Super50 in Trinidad and Tobago where they lost to reigning champions and hosts Red Force. He recently led West Indies on tours of Sri Lanka and then Australia before returning to play in the Regional Super50.
The Pride squad will be led by West Indies opener Kraigg Brathwaite and includes his current Test teammates Carlos Brathwaite, Shane Dowrich, Shai Hope, Kemar Roach and Miguel Cummins. Left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican, who also plays for West Indies, has been left out due to injury.
Pride lies second in the four-day standings, 22 points adrift of leaders and title-holders Guyana Jaguars.
Volcanoes are fifth on 29 points.
Kraigg Brathwaite (captain), Carlos Brathwaite, Sulieman Benn, Shamarh Brooks, Jonathan Carter, Roston Chase, Kyle Corbin, Miguel Cummins, Shane Dowrich, Shai Hope, Ashley Nurse, Kemar Roach, Kevin Stoute.
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