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Abdool among 5 T&T players in Windies T20 squad
T&T's Shania Abdool performances in last month's regional cricket tournaments have earned her a called up in a 20-member squad to prepare for the upcoming World Twenty20 (T20) Classic, which will be staged in the region from November 9 to 24.
With just some 100 days to go before Windies Women start their defence of the World T20 Championship title, the regional girls have started to put in the work and apart from Abdul, there are another four players from this country who are in the squad. They are former Windies captain Merissa Aguillera, Karishma Ramharack, Anisa Mohammed and Britney Cooper.
The Windies Women have been in two high-performance camps since April 30.
They took a working break in June where they represented their national sides for the Women’s Championship. Barbados and Jamaica emerged as the Super50 and T20 Blaze champions, respectively.
Up to July 16, the squad of 20 will be in Antigua for another high-performance programme which will include on and off the field sessions not limited to yoga, nutrition, mental conditioning along with a simulation of game conditions and other cricketing techniques. In May, the women in the camp were also exposed to the UNICEF Child Protection course.
The squad will have a warm up in September when it hosts South Africa. Henderson Springer, head coach and his support team are running the sessions in Antigua.
Abdool, Aria Fortune, Sheneta Grimmond, Karishma Ramharack are the new additions while Natasha McLean, Chinelle Henry, Akeira Peters and Shabika Gajnabi make a return to the squad.
Captain Stafanie Taylor is unavailable due to other commitments and will play for the Western Storm in the UK in the Kia Super League which ends in August.
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