West Indies ring changes

Only five of the 18 players that suffered a dismal tour of England this summer have been included in the West Indies squad for an upcoming one-day tournament in Kenya.

Only five of the 18 players that suffered a dismal tour of England this summer have been included in the West Indies squad for an upcoming one-day tournament in Kenya.

The 14-man party for event, which runs from 3 to 15 October and features every Test-playing nation, was named yesterday by the West Indies Cricket Board. Brian Lara is in the squad, defying speculation that he might seek to be excused.

Neither Curtly Ambrose nor Courtney Walsh, the legendary fast bowlers, will play, but four newcomers are included: the left-handed batsman Azemul Haniff, 22, the all-rounder Marlon Samuels, 19, and the fast bowlers Kerry Jeremy, 20 and Colin Stuart, 28. Sylvester Joseph, the 22-year-old Leeward Islands batsman, will make his first senior tour.

Of those who toured England, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Corey Collymore and Reon King are injured while Chris Gayle, Ricardo Powell and Ramnaresh Sarwan are in Adelaide for a stint at the Australian academy. Adrian Griffith, Franklyn Rose, Ridley Jacobs and Wayne Phillip were omitted.

WEST INDIES SQUAD (One-day international tournament, Kenya, 3-15 Oct): J Adams (capt), S Campbell, A Haniff, W Hinds, B Lara, S Joseph, M Samuels, M Nagamootoo, C Browne, L Williams, N McLean, M Dillon, K Jeremy, C Stuart.

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