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The selection panel of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has named Jason Mohammed to replace Darren Bravo to join the squad for the upcoming one-day-international Tri-Nation series with Sri Lanka and hosts Zimbabwe. The 30-year old, right-handed batting allrounder, recently captained West Indies A Team in the 3-0 series win over Sri Lanka A in Sri Lanka. He was captain and one of the leading batsmen in the three-match series with scores of 105 not out, 58 and 14.

Bravo has been replaced due to inappropriate and unacceptable behaviour, which is contrary to his contractual obligations to the WICB.

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The West Indies suffered a setback in their bid for early qualification for the ICC Women’s World Cup, following a six-wicket defeat in the first ICC Women’s Championship One-day International against India today.

Wicketkeeper Merissa Aguilleira hit the top score of 42 not out and Hayley Matthews made 24, but no other Windies Women’s batsman reached 20, as they were bowled out for 131 in 42.4 overs at the Gangaaraju ACA Cricket Ground, located in the state of Andhra Pradesh along the eastern coastline of India.

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The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has defended its decision to impose a 20 percent levy on the contract fees of its T20 stars playing in overseas domestic tournaments, saying revenue raised will be used to aid the development of players in the territories.

A statement from the WICB released on Wednesday, said some of the funds will be disbursed as an incentive for territories to "expose new cricket talent".

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West Indies Test captain Jason Holder has said he is determined to avoid controversial off-the-field issues and focus on his main job of leading the Caribbean cricket side.

Responding to questions from media here on the decision by Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels and Carlos Brathwaite to decline central contracts, Holder reiterated he was powerless over such administrative matters and was more preoccupied with galvanising the West Indies' performances on the field.

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Seasoned right-hander Marlon Samuels is out of the Tri-Nations One-Day Series, also involving Sri Lanka, starting in Zimbabwe later this month.

The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced on Thursday that the 35-year-old had been replaced in the 15-man squad by wicketkeeper-batsman Shane Dowrich for the November 16-27 one-day international (ODI) tournament involving Sri Lanka and hosts Zimbabwe.

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Captain Jason Holder has urged his West Indies side to "stay hungry" after they broke a prolonged slump to beat Pakistan by five wickets in the third and final Test to post their first Test win in 19 months.

The all-rounder said the West Indies had the makings of a very good unit, but stressed it was important to build on the Sharjah success and begin to produce more consistent performances in the future.

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The West Indies reached 114-5 at the end of the fourth day's play after being set a victory target of 153 in the third Test against Pakistan at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. The visitors need another 39 runs for victory with five wickets in hand.

Kraigg Brathwaite is 44 not out off 88 balls with four boundaries, to follow up his 142 not out in the first innings. With him is Shane Dowrich on 36 not out off 61 balls with three fours and a six. They have so far added 47 vital runs for the sixth wicket.

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