CWI: Shane Dowrich announces international retirement; withdraws from West Indies squad for CG United ODI series

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Cricket West Indies (CWI) today announced that Shane Dowrich, the experienced wicket-keeper/batsman has announced his retirement from international cricket with immediate effect and has withdrawn from the West Indies squad for the upcoming CG United One-Day International (ODI) Series against England.

Dowrich made his international debut against Australia in Dominica in 2015. He played 35 Tests where he scored 1,570 runs including three centuries with a top score of 125 not out against Sri Lanka in Trinidad in 2018. Behind the stumps, he had 85 catches and five stumpings. He also played one ODI in Ireland in May 2019.

CWI thanked Dowrich for his contribution to West Indies cricket and wished him the best in his future endeavors. Miles Bascombe, CWI’s Director of Cricket said:

“We want to thank Shane for contribution when he played for West Indies. He is a disciplined, hard-working cricketer who always gave his utmost in front and behind the stumps. He had a memorable series in 2019 when he made an outstanding Test century on home soil in Barbados to help us beat England and win the Wisden Trophy. We respect his decision to retire and appreciate it is not an easy one to make. We wish him all the best as he steps away from the international stage.”

The CWI Selection Panel will not name a replacement for the three match Series and the squad consists of 14 players.  The CG United ODI Series will feature three matches. The tour will start with two CG United ODIs at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Sunday 3 December and Wednesday 6 December. The first CG United ODI is a day game starting at 9:30am with the second CG United ODI is a day/night game starting at 1:30pm.

The tour then moves to Barbados for the third and final CG United ODI to be played at Kensington Oval, on Saturday 9 December. This will also be a day/night contest starting at 1:30pm.

Fans can purchase tickets in advance, saving money on the venue box office price (saving included in the online price) from the Windies Tickets service presented by Mastercard at www.tickets.windiescricket.com . Fans can choose their preferred seats and download or print the tickets from their Windies Tickets account to present at the venue entrance.

The venue box office at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium is also open for tickets sales. Fans can visit on non-match days from 9am to 5pm. On match days the box office will open two hours before the official start of play.

FULL SQUAD

  1. Shai Hope (captain)
  2. Alzarri Joseph (vice captain)
  3. Alick Athanaze
  4. Yannic Cariah
  5. Keacy Carty
  6. Roston Chase
  7. Matthew Forde
  8. Shimron Hetmyer
  9. Brandon King
  10. Gudakesh Motie
  11. Kjorn Ottley
  12. Sherfane Rutherford
  13. Romario Shepherd
  14. Oshane Thomas

MATCH SCHEDULE

Sunday 3 December: 1st CG United ODI at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua – 9:30am

Wednesday 6 December: 2nd CG United ODI at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua – 1:30pm

Saturday 9 December: 3rd CG United ODI at Kensington Oval, Barbados – 1:30pm

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