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Windies leave out stars for Champions Trophy

West Indies will be without its leading players for the ICC Champions Trophy in South Africa next month. The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) on Monday again left out the players who chose to strike during the test, one-day and Twenty20 series against Bangladesh in July in the Caribbean.

cricket Updated: Aug 18, 2009 16:02 IST

West Indies will be without its leading players for the ICC Champions Trophy in South Africa next month. The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) on Monday again left out the players who chose to strike during the test, one-day and Twenty20 series against Bangladesh in July in the Caribbean.

Former skipper Chris Gayle, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Dwayne Bravo and Jerome Taylor are the main stars absent.

The side will again be led by 37-year-old Floyd Reifer and includes two uncapped players in all-rounder Royston Crandon and wicketkeeper Chadwick Walton.

Walton, a Jamaican who represents the Combined Colleges & Campuses, appeared in both tests against Bangladesh but did not appear in the limited overs matches. Crandon, 26, is a hard-hitting right-hander and off-spinner from Guyana.

West Indies has also recalled fast bowlers Tino Best and Daren Powell. Best also played in the tests against Bangladesh but has not appeared in one-dayers since May 2006.

Powell, who declared his unavailability for the Bangladesh series, returns for the first time since last March against England in the Caribbean.