Hayley Matthews and Stacy-Ann King have been included by the Cricket West Indies interim selection panel in a 14-member West Indies women’s squad to tour Ireland and England from May 21-June 26. Matthews returns to the squad after an injury layoff, when she damaged her medial collateral ligament (MCL) playing in the Women’s Big Bash in Australia last December. The injury resulted in Matthews missing the recent West Indies women’s series against Pakistan in Karachi and Dubai.
King is returning to international cricket after an almost three year absence. She last represented the West Indies women in the home series against England in 2016. In the meantime, Anisa Mohammed and Merissa Aguilleira have been dropped after what interim chairman of selectors Robert Haynes were less than expected performances in the recent regional women’s championship.
The 14-mamber squad along with six reserve players will assemble in Antigua from May 6-20 for a training camp, before the touring party’s departure to Ireland from Antigua on May 21.