West Indies coach Phil Simmons has opened the door for Dwayne Bravo, Lendl Simmons, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell and Kieron Pollard to return to the Test team, stating his intention to meet them on their return from the IPL.
Bravo and Lendl Simmons had announced their Test retirements, while Pollard took an "indefinite break" from first-class cricket earlier this year. Russell indicated he was not physically capable of playing the long form and Narine has been sidelined due to questions about his bowling action.
However Phil Simmons, who was appointed coach in March and had a sturdy result in the home series against England, is eager to see if he can encourage a better relationship between the West Indies team and the region's IPL participants.
Before his departure for the IPL, Bravo had suggested he would like to return to the Test team.
West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) president Dave Cameron said the public should know within days whether Shivnarine Chanderpaul has a future with the West Indies team.
The 40-year-old Chanderpaul, affectionately referred to as 'Tiger', is the second highest run-scorer in West Indies Test history with 11,867 runs - including 30 centuries - at an average of 51.37. However, in his last 11 innings, the Tiger has been toothless in scoring just 183 runs - 91 in five innings against South Africa and 92 in six against England.
He recently met with members of the Windies hierarchy to discuss his future with the team.
Cameron told The Gleaner yesterday he was unable to disclose how those discussions turned out.
As we continue this special series on the structure of club cricket and what is the best solution for development, president of the T&T Cricket Board (TTCB), Azim Bassarath says he would like to see cricket played on Fridays in Trinidad and Tobago.
Currently the top flight of local cricket is played only on weekends with the match starting on a Saturday, before a break for limited overs cricket on the Sunday and then finishing on the following weekend, Saturday and Sunday.
Sri Lanka's resistance was flimsier as they folded for 125 in 45.2 overs. Chamari Atappattu fell early in the chase when she was bowled by Stafanie Taylor for 2 by the fourth over. Weerakoddy couldn't carry her bowling form into batting; she pottered around for 10 off 45 balls before Tremayne Smartt had her caught behind.