Explosive batter Shimron Hetmyer has been left out of West Indies squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2022 as he missed the rescheduled flight to Australia.

Hetmyer was supposed to travel on Saturday (October 1) but his flight got rescheduled to Monday after his request. However, the Guyana cricketer soon informed Cricket West Indies (CWI) that he won’t be able to make it in time to take the flight because of family reasons.

CWI has now announced Shamarh Brooks as Hetmyer’s replacement for the multi-team event that is scheduled to start on October 16.

“The decision by the CWI selection panel was made as Shimron Hetmyer missed his re-scheduled flight to Australia, which had been changed from Saturday 1 October at his request, due to family reasons. With flight availability a real challenge, a seat was found for him to leave Guyana today, Monday 3 October, meaning he would unfortunately miss the 1st T20 International (T20I) against Australia on Wednesday 5 October at the Metricon Stadium. This morning, Mr Hetmyer, informed the Director of Cricket that he would not be able to get to the airport in time for his flight this afternoon to New York,” CWI said in an official statement.

“Shamarh has been a part of our recent T20 International squads and delivered strong performances in the latter stages of the recently concluded CPL. He will fly out as soon as possible this week to Australia and I wish him and all the squad all the very best for the Tournament,” the statement added.

West Indies squad for T20 World Cup (Updated):

Nicholas Pooran (c), Rovman Powell, Yannic Cariah, Johnson Charles, Sheldon Cottrell, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Evin Lewis, Kyle Mayers, Obed Mccoy, Raymon Reifer, Odean Smith, Shamarh Brooks.

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