Sunday 16 February, 2020

Test opener John Campbell looks set to captain Jamaica Scorpions

John Campbell.

John Campbell.

John Campbell is expected to captain Jamaica Scorpions in the Regional four-day championship, which bowls off next week.

The 26-year-old West Indies Test opener has been recommended by head coach André Coley and chief selector Junior Bennett.

The recommendation now awaits ratification and once that process is completed, Campbell will replace Paul Palmer, who has not been named in the 13-man squad to face Trinidad and Tobago Red Force from January 9-12 in Port of Spain.

Campbell has played 62 first-class matches. He has featured in six Test matches for the West Indies  following his debut against England a year ago.

The Scorpions squad also includes out-of-favour West Indies batsmen Jermaine Blackwood and Rovman Powell along with uncapped left-arm spinner Patrick Harty.

Scorpions finished fifth in the six-team standings last season.

SQUAD: John Campbell, Alwyn Williams, Jermaine Blackwood, Assad Fudadin, Nkrumah Bonner, Rovman Powell, Denis Smith, Aldaine Thomas, Dennis Bulli, Nicholson Gordon, Derval Green, Patrick Harty, Marquino Mindley.

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