Sunil Ambris to replace Andre Russell in CWC19 West Indies squad

MANCHESTER, England – The International Cricket Council has confirmed that the Event Technical Committee of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 has approved Sunil Ambris as a replacement player for Andre Russell in the West Indies squad for the remainder of the tournament.

All-rounder Russell has been ruled out of further participation in the event due to an injury to his left knee. Ambris the 26-year-old top-order batsman and wicket-keeper from St Vincent, has played six Tests and six ODIs for the West Indies.

Sunil Ambris.jpgHe was a member of the squad which recently played in the Tri Nation Series in Ireland where he made his maiden international century. During that tournament he had scores of 38, 148, 23 and 69 not out.

The West Indies are presently in Manchester where they are preparing for the next ICC Cricket World Cup match against India on Thursday at Old Trafford.

First ball is 10:30am (5:30am Eastern Caribbean Time/4:30am Jamaica Time). The other two matches remaining in the first round are against Sri Lanka in Durham on Monday, July 1 and against Afghanistan at Headingley, on Thursday, July 4.

World Cup Schedule.jpgThe replacement of a player requires the approval of the Event Technical Committee before the replacement player can be officially added to the squad.

The Event Technical Committee of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 consists of Geoff Allardice (ICC, ETC chairman), Campbell Jamieson (ICC representative), Steve Elworthy (CWC representative), Alan Fordham (host representative), Harsha Bhogle and Kumar Sangakkara (both independent representatives).

FULL SQUAD (with shirt numbers)

Jason Holder (Captain) – 8

Chris Gayle (Vice Captain) – 45

Fabian Allen – 97

Sunil Ambris – 99

Carlos Brathwaite – 26

Darren Bravo – 46

Sheldon Cottrell – 19

Shannon Gabriel – 85

Shimron Hetmyer – 2

Shai Hope – 4

Evin Lewis – 17

Ashley Nurse – 5

Nicholas Pooran – 29

Kemar Roach – 24

Oshane Thomas – 42


  • Friday, May 31: vs Pakistan at Trent Bridge, Nottingham

West Indies won by 7 wickets; Details:

  • Thursday, June 6: vs Australia at Trent Bridge, Nottingham

Australia won by 15 runs; Details:

  • Monday, June 10: vs South Africa at Hampshire Bowl, Southampton

No result due to rain; Details:

  • Friday, June 14: vs England at Hampshire Bowl, Southampton

England won by 8 wickets; Details:

  • Monday, June 17: vs Bangladesh at the County Ground, Taunton

Bangladesh won by 7 wickets; Details:

  • Saturday, June 22: vs New Zealand at Old Trafford, Manchester

New Zealand won by 5 runs; Details:



Source: CMC/CWI Media

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