Marlon Samuels’ return strengthens West Indies squad – Cricket News Update

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Marlon Samuels’ return strengthens West Indies squad – Cricket News Update
West Indies cricket team received a boost when their star all-rounder,, joined the rest of the squad that is currently on the tour of England.
The 31-year-old all-rounder, who was representing Pune to take part in the upcoming Test series.
A representative of the West Indian Cricket Board (WICB) confirmed the news and said, “Marlon Samuels arrived in the country this (Tuesday) morning and has joined up with the team.”
The West Indies are not at their full strength just yet, as there are couple of players who are yet to join the Caribbean contingent, such as left-handed batsman,, both of whom
are still in the, waiting for their visas.
The WICB spokesman was hopeful that the two cricketers will be united with the rest of the team by Wednesday, May 9. However, he was not sure whether there will be more delay in their arrival or not.
“The other two players are still awaiting their visa but we are hopeful that they will be able to pick them up today.  Until they have those visas in their hand we cannot be sure, of course. Only when they get those then we can
make the necessary arrangements for them to arrive in England, but we hope and expect that they will be here for the England game,” he said.
The West Indies tour of England kicks-off with a three-match Test series, the first game of which will be played at Lord's, London, starting from Thursday, May 17.
The Caribbean team is scheduled to play two warm-up games prior to the start of the Test series. The first tour game against at County Ground, Hove, was washed-out by rain; however, the West Indians will get another chance
to acclimatise themselves to English conditions in the second warm-up against England Lions at Northampton.
West Indies 15-man squad for the Test series: 1, 8 Assad
Fudadin, 9 Shannon Gabriel, 10



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