WICB names women squad

West Indies’ Stafanie Taylor plays a shot during their ICC Women’s Twenty20 Cricket World Cup semifinal match against Australia in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, April 3, 2014.
Associated Press / Aijaz Rahi, File

The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) selectors have named a 15-member squad for the ICC Women’s World Cup from June 24 to July 23 in England.

There four newcomers in the squad — Renience Boyce, 19, (wicketkeeper / batsman) from Trinidad and Tobago; Quiana Joseph, a 16-year-old fast bowler from St. Lucia; Akeira Peters, 23, a left-handed all-rounder from Grenada; and Felicia Walters, 25, an opening batsman and part-time spin bowler from Trinidad and Tobago.

Jamaican Stafanie Taylor will captain the team.

Chairman of selectors, Courtney Browne, said the team comprises a mixture of youth and experience and was based on performances in this year’s Women’s Regional Super50 tournament.

Stafanie Taylor, captain of the West Indies’ women cricket team.
Associated Press / Bikas Das

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