CWI appoints four on the West Indies senior selection panel

Former West Indies bowler Roger Harper seen here coaching Kenya’s team.
West Indies Chief Selector, Roger Harper.

Former West Indies off-spinner and coach, Roger Harper is among four men chosen by the Cricket West Indies (CWI) to be on the senior selection panel for the regional team.

Harper, a Guyanese, will be joined by the former Windward Islands batsman and selector Lockhart Sebastien, who was removed earlier this year before the new selection guidelines were being put in place.

Sebastien re-applied and was chosen by the new panel that included Eldine Baptiste and Travis Dowlin.

Also making the grade as a senior selector are former Windwards batsman Miles Bascombe and Hendy Wallace, who served as chairman of the Barbados senior selection panel.

The new panel will get to work soon in choosing the West Indies team to tour India for the twin series against Afghanistan and India which gets underway in November.

Harper’s international career lasted 13 years, from 1983 to 1996, and he distinguished himself as a brilliant fielder. His Test bowling average of 28.06 is superior to that of Lance Gibbs, giving him the leading average among all West Indian spinners with at least 25 Test wickets.

After his playing career he became a coach, taking over the West Indies team between 2000 and 2003 and also managing of the West Indies Youth team in 2005.

Bascombe is a Vincentian cricketer who played a single Twenty20 International for the West Indies in 2011, while Sebastien is a Dominica, was a West Indies cricketer who played for the Combined Islands and the Windward Islands in the 1970s and 80s.

Wallace has been a long standing member of the selection panel in Barbados.

Miles Bascombe.
Windies Cricket

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