Narine included in West Indies World T20 squad


Sunil Narine has been named in West Indies' 15-man squad for the World Twenty20 despite being suspended from bowling in international cricket last November.

The off-spinner had his action reported following a one-day international against Sri Lanka in Pallekele on November 7 and was later suspended by the International Cricket Council.

Narine was also named in the squad for last year's Cricket World Cup, only to later withdraw to work on his bowling action.

However, Narine is included in the selection for the World T20 that starts in India in March, while Darren Sammy captains the team.

There are 11 members from the squad that beat Sri Lanka to win the 2012 tournament, including exciting opening batsman Chris Gayle.

West Indies name five all-rounders in the team, with Jason Holder, Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard picked alongside Sammy.

The Windies, who are top of the T20 rankings, will meet in the United Arab Emirates for a training camp on February 22 before playing England in their Super 10 Group 1 opener on March 16 in Mumbai.


Team in full: Darren Sammy (c), Samuel Badree, Sulieman Benn, Darren Bravo, Dwayne Bravo, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Jerome Taylor