Naming of Windies squad for NZ delayed

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The announcement of the West Indies T20 squad for the New Zealand tour has been delayed due to fitness concerns. The situation, which was confirmed by the convenor of selectors, has caused a headache as authorities are now attempting to resolve the issue before the squad is named. West Indies are expected to depart at month the end for the tour of New Zealand which runs from November 27 to December 15 and comprises three T20 Internationals and two Tests.

The selectors might have to eliminate mystery spinner, Sunil Narine, from selection after he was reported in the Indian Premier League for suspect bowling action and has not represented his team Kolkata Knight Riders since. The upcoming tour of New Zealand will see the Test squad accompanied by members of the T20 unit plus reserves first, with any players currently competing in the Indian Premier League expected to follow after fulfilling their franchise commitments.