"We had a few players that opted not to tour Pakistan, due to their or their families' security concerns and Cricket West Indies (CWI) have fully accepted their position," said West Indies selector Courtney Browne. Several other key players, including star batsman Chris Gayle, will miss the series to prepare for the lucrative Indian Premier League which starts on April 7. All-rounder Jason Mohammed has been named as stand-in skipper in Brathwaite's absence, while experienced wicketkeeper-batsman Ramdin is set to play his first international since 2016. The 33-year-old's last T20 for the West Indies was in the final victory over England in Kolkata two years ago. "Denesh brings a lot of experience and an opportunity to restart his international career," added former Windies wicketkeeper Browne. "While he will be the primary wicketkeeper in the squad, we also have available Chadwick Walton and Andre Fletcher as back up."
Chairman of Cricket West Indies Selection Panel, Courtney Browne "We had a few players including regular T20I captain Carlos Brathwaite that opted not to tour Pakistan, due to their or their families’ security concerns and CWI have fully accepted their position" #cricket #PakvWI— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) March 29, 2018