October 21, 2005

Vincentian seamer to play in Hong Kong Super Sixes tournament

Vincentian and Windward left arm seamer, Deighton Butler will represent the West Indies at the Hong Kong Sixes tournament this weekend.

Butler, overlooked for the tour of Australia, made the cut for the tournament.

Also making the team are Sylvester Joseph, Runarko Morton, Narsighn Deonarine, Lendl Simmons, Darren Sammy, and Richard Kelly.{{more}}

Joseph will captain the West Indies on their Asian sojourn.

All except Kelly have represented the West Indies before. The other six were either part of the A team or the second string senior squad that toured Sri Lanka earlier this year.

The seven hopefuls, along with manager Zorol Barthley, left the regionlast Tuesday for Hong Kong, in search of the winner’s purse of US$100 000.

The West Indies has been drawn in Pool 2 along with Pakistan, India and South Africa. Pool 1 includes defending champion England, Australia, Sri Lanka and host Hong Kong.

The format of the tournament sees five players bowling an over each. Completing the team is the wicketkeeper.

The West Indies lone triumph in the Hong Kong Sixes was in 1996.