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Injured Holder ruled out of Windies T20 WC squad

The WI are in T20 WC Group C along with Papua New Guinea, Uganda, New Zealand and Afghanistan

Update : 27 May 2024, 06:39 AM

The West Indies have suffered a blow ahead of the Twenty20 World Cup with key all-rounder Jason Holder ruled out with injury.

Cricket West Indies said Holder, the former Test and One Day International captain, would be replaced in the T20 World Cup squad by left-arm fast bowler Obed McCoy.

"Jason is an experienced player in our set-up. His absence will undoubtedly be felt both on and off the field. We look forward to having a fully fit Jason with us again soon," said lead selector Desmond Haynes.

"While it is unfortunate to lose a player of Jason's caliber, we are confident in the abilities of McCoy. Obed has shown remarkable skill and promise in his performances, and this opportunity will allow him to further showcase his talent on the international stage. We believe he will bring a fresh and dynamic energy to the squad," said Haynes.

McCoy was part of the West Indies squad for the three-match T20 International series against South Africa.

The 27-year old McCoy, who represents the Windward Islands in regional Caribbean cricket, has played regularly for the West Indies T20 team and has also played franchise cricket in the Indian Premier League.

"I think I worked hard enough throughout the year and I think it is well deserved, so I just have to keep better each game," said McCoy.

CWI did not give details of Holder's injury but it was believed he picked it up while playing county cricket for Worcestershire.

CWI also announced the five reserve players - Kyle Mayers, Matthew Forde, Fabian Allen, Hayden Walsh and Andre Fletcher - selected as back-up in case of injury in the T20 World Cup squad of 15.

The West Indies are in T20 World Cup Group C along with Papua New Guinea, Uganda, New Zealand and Afghanistan.

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