No 2018 Test return for Bravo

Trinidad Newsday

Johnny Graves, CEO of Cricket West Indies, has made it clear there will be no Test return for Trinidad and Tobago’s Darren Bravo in 2018. Bravo, 29, has not played for the regional side since his infamous Twitter rant against CWI president Dave Cameron in November 2016.

The left-hander lashed out at Cameron for spreading misinformation concerning his contract with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), controversially calling him a “big idiot”.

Both parties have mended their differences, though, but Bravo is yet to make his return to Windies colours. Graves, in a telephone interview with Newsday on Tuesday, said the talented batsman will not feature in the upcoming home Test series against Sri Lanka in June or the two-Test rubber with Bangladesh immediately after. “He’s gonna struggle to get straight back in the side, so that probably rules him out of the summer tours.

I don’t think, having not played any cricket in the long format for so long and just playing T20s, you can just walk back on a Test team and be expected to perform,” Graves said.

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