VINCENTIANS KERON COTTOY and Obed Mc Coy, have been included in a 30-man West Indies senior men’s high-performance training squad, as the regional team goes into a three-week camp in preparation to host South Africa next month.
For the 31-year-old Cottoy, it is his maiden call up to a West Indies senior squad. A right-arm leg-spinner and a handy lower- order batsman, Cottoy was impressive in the last regional four-day competition held in 2019/2020, in which he scored his maiden first class century. In his seven matches, Cottoy tallied 432 runs at an average of 54. He added seven wickets in his contribution to the Windward Islands Volcanoes.
Cottoy joins fellow Vincentian, 24-year-old left-arm medium-fast bowler Mc Coy, who was part of the West Indies T/20 team earlier this year.
Apart from Cottoy, Jamaican Paul Palmer Jr, and Guyanese Nial Smith, are the other players who are getting their first mention in the West Indies senior training squad.
The rest of the training squad is Jermaine Blackwood, Nkrumah Bonner, Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, John Campbell, Roston Chase, Rahkeem Cornwall, Joshua Da Silva, Shannon Gabriel, Keon Harding, Jahmar Hamilton, Kavem Hodge, Chemar Holder, Shai Hope, Kyle Mayers, Preston McSween, Marquino Mindley, Shayne Moseley and Veerasammy Permaul.
Completing the squad are Anderson Phillip, Kieran Powell, Raymon Reifer, Jayden Seales, Oshane Thomas, Hayden Walsh Jr. and Vincentian-born Jomel Warrican.
The camp which takes place in St Lucia, will be under the guidance of head coach Phil Simmons.
Head Coach – Phil Simmons Team Manager – Rawl Lewis Assistant Coach – Roddy Estwick Batting Coach – Andre Coley Fielding Coach – Rayon Griffith Physiotherapist – Denis Byam Physiotherapist – Lyndon Knights Strength & Conditioning Coach – Ronald Rogers Massage Therapist – Zephyrinus Nicholas Massage Therapist – Kurlyn Smith-Nicholas Mental Skills Coach – Donald La Guerre Media & Content Officer – Dario Barthley South Africa are due to arrive at St Lucia on June 1 and will play two Test matches at The Daren Sammy Cricket Ground, followed by five T20Is at the Grenada National Cricket Stadium from June 26 to July 3