Bravo Steps Away from International Cricket

Trinidad and Tobago captain Darren Bravo. (Photo credit - CWI Media)

Source: Loop Caribbean
Trinidad and Tobago skipper Darren Bravo has announced that he intends to “step away” from regional cricket after he was not selected for the West Indies ODI team to face England.

The 34-year-old led T&T Red Force to the Super50 title, scoring a tournament-high 416 runs.

However, Bravo was left out of the West Indies ODI team with Lead Selector Desmond Haynes saying preference was given to younger batters Alick Athanaze and Keacy Carthy.

The decision has been controversial with former international Dwayne Bravo, Darren’s older brother, saying the selectors were guilty of “mistreatment, disrespect and dishonest towards players.”

Darren Bravo said he’s taken time to ponder and wonder what will his next step be as a cricketer moving forward.

“At this point in my career, it’s not easy or should I say it takes a lot to continue to find the energy, the passion, commitment and discipline to be able to perform to the best of my ability and pay myself in a position to make my return to international cricket,” Bravo wrote on social media.

“Without any level of communication, I’ve been left in a very dark place,” he added.

Bravo wrote that there are three teams representing the region in multiple formats and series, with between 40-45 players.

“If I can’t be in any of these teams after completing our regional tournaments and scoring runs, therefore they are basically telling me that the writing is on the wall,” Bravo wrote.

“I’m not giving up but I believe it’s best to step away just for a bit and maybe make some room for a young and upcoming talent,” he added.

Bravo said that he wishes everyone the best, adding, “I’ve lived my dream” 46.”

Bravo has played 56 Tests, 122 ODIs, and 26 T20Is for West Indies racking up just over 7,000 international runs.

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