Shimron Hetmyer Missed his World Cup.
Shimron Hetmyer was not included in the West Indies T20 WC squad because he was tardy for a flight to Australia that had been delayed.
Hetmyer was originally slated to depart on Saturday (October 1), but upon his request, his trip was changed to Monday.
The 25-year-old, however, informed the board that due to family obligations, he wouldn’t be able to catch the trip.
Shamarh Brooks was chosen by CWI to take his position in the squad because the first T20I match against Australia was set for October 5, just a few days before the World Cup.
The 34-year-old batsman was crucial to Jamaica Tallawahs’ recent CPL championship as they advanced to the knockout rounds.
Before scoring 47 once more in the championship, he made 47 and 109* in the eliminator and second qualification.
Shimron’s flight was moved from Saturday to Monday for family reasons, but Jimmy Adams, director of cricket, warned him that if there were any more problems or delays with his travel to Australia, the team would be forced to replace him.
“We are not willing to damage the team’s ability to be ready for this crucial international event “said Jimmy Adams.
“Shamarh was a member of our most recent T20 International teams and contributed well during the CPL’s final matches.
He will travel to Australia as soon as possible this week, and I wish him and the entire group the best of luck in the competition.”