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Kemar Roach included in the second practice match against India

Kemar Roach
West Indies bowler Kemar Roach. (Photo by MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

West Indies fast bowler Kemar Roach has been included in the West Indies Board President’s XI squad for the second practice match against the touring Indian side on Tuesday (July 12). Kemar Roach had earlier failed to make a cut into the final XI for the opening test of the four-match series.

The West Indies selection panel named a 13-member squad, to be led by Leon Johnson, for the three-day clash starting on July 14. There were as many as six changes to the squad that took on the Indians in the first practice game.

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Rajendra Chandrika, Roston Chase and Shane Dowrich, who are in the squad for the first Test, in addition to Damion Jacobs, Marquino Mindley and Jomel Warrican make way for John Campbell, Rahkeem Cornwall, Jahmar Hamilton, Montcin Hodge, Chemar Holder and Gudakesh Motie.

Holder, who was part of the ICC Under-19 World Cup winning West Indies team in Bangladesh earlier this year, is yet to play first-class cricket. Johnson along with Jermaine Blackwood have been retained in the squad after the first practice game. The duo is part of the Test squad and will see this as an opportunity to prepare for the all-important series. The second practice match will start from July 14 at the Warner Park.

The first practice match West Indies Board President’s XI and India ended in a draw.

West Indies Board President’s XI Squad: Leon Johnson (c), Jermaine Blackwood, John Campbell, Rahkeem Cornwall, Jason Dawes, Jahmar Hamilton, Montcin Hodge, Chemar Holder, Shai Hope, Keon Joseph, Gudakesh Motie, Kemar Roach, Vishaul Singh, Rahkeem Cornwall.

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