West Indies batting star Shimron Hetmyer made himself unavailable for Guyana Jaguars’ fourth-round match in the Regional Four-Day Championship after failing to report to the franchise, the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) has said.
The 23-year-old left-hander was dropped from the West Indies side for the One-Day International (ODI) tour of Sri Lanka on fitness grounds, but was not named in the 13-man squad to face Jamaica Scorpions at the National Stadium in the match which was due to start here yesterday.
GCB Secretary Anand Sanasie said Hetmyer had not followed established protocol for contracted players not on West Indies duty.
“Players who are not on West Indies duties but are contracted to the West Indies are supposed to report to their franchise,” Sanasie told News Room here.
“Since returning from West Indies duties he has not reported to the franchise for training…which automatically makes him unavailable.”
Hetmyer and left-handed opener Evin Lewis were surprise omissions from the Windies squad this week, with chief selector Roger Harper explaining both players had “come up short in the fitness test”, a prerequisite for selection.
However, Harper said Hetmyer in particular “appeared to be getting his act together and was an integral part of the team’s batting group”.