Pollard, Narine Out of West Indies World Twenty20 Squad

All-rounder Kieron Pollard and off-spinner Sunil Narine withdrew from the West Indies World T20 squad.

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All-rounder Kieron Pollard and off-spinner Sunil Narine withdrew from the West Indies World Twenty20 squad but officials insisted the moves were not sparked by the current pay dispute engulfing the team.

The 28-year-old, Pollard pulled out due to an injury while the spinner, Narine said he was under-prepared as he serves out an international suspension for a suspect bowling action.

Carlos Brathwaite has been drafted to replace Pollard while a replacement for Narine has not yet been named.

Kieron Pollard withdrew from the squad citing a lack of sufficient progress in his rehabilitative work (injury sustained in December) and hence won’t be fit for tournament. Sunil Narine withdrew citing insufficient progress in the rehabilitative work on his bowling action. He is currently banned from bowling in international cricket.
West Indies Cricket Board’s spokeswoman

The West Indies squad is currently at loggerheads with the WICB over payments for the World Twenty20 in India in March.

The players have been given until Sunday to sign their contracts for the tournament.

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