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Rovman, Shepherd miss Netherlands series due to ‘visa delays’, ready for Pakistan ODIs

Middle-order batsman Rovman Powell and allrounder Romario Shepherd will miss the West Indies’ entire One-day International (ODI) series away to the Netherlands ‘due to visa delays’, according to a press statement from Cricket West Indies (CWI).

West Indies lead the three-match series 2-0 and the two teams play their final match at the VRA Cricket Ground in Amstelveen on Saturday. The West Indies have 13 players available in the Netherlands.

Photo: West Indies batsman Rovman Powell in T20I action against Pakistan in December 2021.

“[Powell and Shepherd] travelled to London immediately following their participation in the Indian Premier League (IPL), as their visa interviews could not have taken place in India due to the IPL bio-secure protocols,” stated CWI Media. “Despite having the interviews the day after their arrival, they are both still in London awaiting the appropriate visas to be able to travel to the Netherlands.

“With the final match to be played […] on Saturday, Shepherd and Powell will now fly directly to Pakistan to join the ODI squad for the three-match series.”

West Indies travel from Amsterdam to Pakistan on Sunday for matches at the Multan Cricket Stadium on 8, 10 and 12 June.

West Indies ODI Squad for Pakistan series: Nicholas Pooran (captain), Shai Hope (vice-captain), Nkrumah Bonner, Shamarh Brooks, Keacy Carty, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Shermon Lewis, Kyle Mayers, Anderson Phillip, Rovman Powell, Jayden Seales, Romario Shepherd, Hayden Walsh Jr.

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