Windward Islands Volcanoes pick Bajans in CWI draft

ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) — Windward Islands Volcanoes picked two Barbadians in the 2022-2023 Cricket West Indies (CWI) Professional Cricketers Draft, the only franchise to choose players from outside their home territories for the upcoming season.

All-rounder Justin Greaves and wicketkeeper Tevyn Walcott were selected as part of the Volcanoes’ 15-member squads when the draft took place over two rounds via a video call with representatives from all six territorial board franchises last Friday, CWI said in a statement on Wednesday.

Both have played first class cricket for the Barbados Pride, and Greaves was also a member of the Emerging Players team which won the CG United Super50 Cup back in 2019.

In the draft, each franchise team had 13 retained players and then drafted two players to complete their squads for the 2022-23 season in order to compete in the CG United Super50 Cup and the West Indies Championship.

Barbados Pride selected off-spinner Chaim Holder and batter Zachary McCaskie; Guyana Harpy Eagles chose experienced, left-handed batter Vishaul Sigh and all-rounder Antony Adams; Trinidad and Tobago Red Force selected batter Jyd Goolie and all-rounder Tion Webster; Jamaica Scorpions picked right-arm pacer Gordon Bryan and newcomer Khari Campbell — a left-arm fast-medium bowler; while the Leeward Islands Hurricanes added all-rounder Karima Gore and uncapped keeper Daren Benta.

The six franchises will now continue their preparations for the upcoming season and regional tournaments.

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