TTCB boss Bassarath vows to investigate Bravo omission

Darren Bravo

Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) chairman Azim Bassarath has promised an investigation into the circumstances that saw batsman Darren Bravo left out of the country’s team for the Regional Super50 tournament.

Bravo, who recently returned from a lengthy spell on the sideline, was left out of the squad for the competition despite declaring that he was available for selection.  The batsman claims that he had informed the team’s coach Kelvin Williams that he was available for selection for the end of the WPCL Regional 4-day tournament and the start of the Super 50 in later December. 

Chairman of selectors Raphick Jumadeen, however, insisted that he was only made aware of Bravo’s selection once the team was finalized and such no changes could be made.  TTCB boss Bassarath, however, labelled the incident as “unfortunate”.  

“It is very unfortunate that something like this could have happened. We thought we would have had our best players playing in this (Super50) tournament,” Bassarath told the T&T NewsDay.

“That is a matter for the selectors [but] we don’t like what is being portrayed in the public domain,” he added.

 “As a responsible organisation, we will have to do our investigation about what transpired. It’s very unfortunate but unless we don’t find out from the people involved, I cannot say anything.”

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