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Test Match starts in just over a week

FanAttick 2021-08-02 11:22:53 

Still no squad

hubert 2021-08-02 12:08:25 

In reply to FanAttick
That rain in GT is heading straight for Yard ,on time

big grin big grin

Star 2021-08-02 13:44:32 

In reply to FanAttick
The core players are all in Jamaica while a couple of guys are with the T20 team.

The guys in Jamaica will take part in a "BEST" practice game.

I don't see the rush to name a squad

openning 2021-08-02 14:29:23 

In reply to Star
Can you name one International test organization, whose squads are not announce weeks or months before a tournament.
CWI should had let its fans know, that the squads announced months ago, will be the squads for the series in the region.
That was not done, hence we are all asking.

anthonyp 2021-08-02 14:36:57 

In reply to openning

I think they playing a best vs best match this week. I know Nial Smith and Permaul over there for the match.

openning 2021-08-02 14:43:13 

In reply to anthonyp
Are you part of CWI secret service?

lol lol

imusic 2021-08-02 15:27:20 

In reply to Star

I don't see the rush to name a squad

It’s called fan engagement

Alienating the few fans left for this format of the game isn’t a good policy for the board.

Unless the board’s stance is that there are so few fans of the test team anyway, that alienating them doesn’t matter in the overall scheme of things.

That’s the perception……even if it’s not the case or intentional.

FanAttick 2021-08-02 15:39:20 

In reply to imusic

Maybe the plan is to keep the squad a secret so that the Pakistanis cant plan for them lol

Onionman0 2021-08-02 15:53:13 

Nowadays, team management has adopted a new policy.....they pick players in playing IX....who are not even in announced 15/18 players squad.....

Narper 2021-08-02 16:05:44 

In reply to hubert

In reply to FanAttick
That rain in GT is heading straight for Yard ,on time

But Holding et al say rain does only fall in Mudland,,,

Yard safe

Kay 2021-08-02 16:12:03 

In reply to Narper

I believe the first match vs Pakistan was also abandoned.

Star 2021-08-02 16:35:05 

In reply to openning
What is the purpose of the "BEST" practice match?

The squad will be chosen from the guys currently in Jamaica in the bubble and a few guys from the T20 squad.

Chrissy 2021-08-02 16:36:49 

In reply to FanAttick

Still no squad? Dat is di least of our worries

Check di new Covid numbers in Jamaica

WIfan26 2021-08-02 16:47:25 

In reply to Chrissy

Horrible for JA yes but for CWI in a bubble not a big issue as Jamaicans don't watch cricket anymore much less Test Cricket!!! I mean I don't blame them when they produce so many wonderful athletes otherwise cricket has been on the back burner for years!!!

VIX 2021-08-02 16:53:12 

In reply to Chrissy

Yuh take the vaccine yet?

imusic 2021-08-02 17:29:37 

In reply to FanAttick

Maybe the plan is to keep the squad a secret so that the Pakistanis cant plan for them

That’s a cunning plan indeed lol

openning 2021-08-02 17:56:25 

In reply to Star
Name the players in the best practice match?
We the fans would like to know the names of all the players.

imusic 2021-08-02 18:01:21 

In reply to openning

Hopefully it’s not soon a case where you have to post “we the fan” cool

hubert 2021-08-02 18:24:16 

In reply to Narper
Back in the day as boy, May,August and October rain in Jamaica never stop(smile
plus August is the month that attracted the dangerous hurricanes on that Little Rock.
But times are a changing with climate change ,perhaps.

openning 2021-08-02 19:15:05 

In reply to imusic
I just listened to last week podcast from the Mason and Guest show, The best vs best will be the team that played the last match, with Imran Khan joining the squad.
Roger Harper seem surprise that the team was not announced.
Have a listen to Roger's segment from last week.
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Star 2021-08-02 19:51:15 

In reply to openning
Glad you heard what Roger said.

openning 2021-08-02 20:34:20 

In reply to Star
You are aware, a squad is not X1 players, but a number of players selected for a series.
This info should had been sent to the media, who would had informed the public.

imusic 2021-08-02 21:35:54 

In reply to openning

Imran Khan?

The manager or the wrist spin all rounder?

Chrissy 2021-08-02 21:37:26 

In reply to VIX

Long time - both doses

jahmekyah 2021-08-02 23:55:05 

In reply to Narper

Hurricane/rainy season in jamaica

June too Soon
July stand By
August is a Must
September to Remember
October all Over

openning 2021-08-02 23:59:30 

In reply to imusic

The leggie

Brerzerk 2021-08-03 06:03:43 

Home series squads are usually 13 and dropped or injured replaced. With Covid replacements would have to be from the bubble