‘SIMPLE JOKE’

West Indies’ cricketer Dwayne Bravo.
Associated Press / Andres Leighton

West Indies all-rounder, Dwayne Bravo says he is not seeking a return to the regional side for next year’s World Cup in England.

He refuted international media reports suggesting that he is actively seeking a recall to the West Indies team.

Bravo, who was in India preparing for this month’s Indian Premier League was quoted as saying, “hopefully I would get to play in the World Cup as well” after congratulating Windies for clinching their spot at the ICC Qualifiers in Zimbabwe recently.

But Bravo told Line & Length Network his comments had been meant as a “simple joke” and not a “comeback request.”

“I was asked how I felt about the Windies making the Finals and I responded by saying, I am so happy for the guys because they worked hard and deserve to be in England, hey, maybe I will come back” and laughed. But it was in no way a comeback request.”

Bravo has been blanked for selection in One-Day Internationals ever since his role in the controversial abandoned tour of India, in a players pay dispute with Cricket West Indies.

He further explained that he would never say “no” to representing West Indies but stressed his health was his major priority at the moment.

Bravo is playing for Chennai Super Kings in the IPL ,which bowled off a week ago. He slammed 68 off of 30 balls as Chennai came from behind to beat Mumbai Indians with a ball to spare.

Dwayne Bravo of Chennai Super Kings bats during the VIVO IPL cricket Twenty20 match against Kolkata Knight Riders in Chennai, India, Tuesday, April 10, 2018.
Associated Press / Parthi Bhan

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