Shimron Hetmyer removed from West Indies T20 World Cup 2022 Squad after he misses his flight: Blistering T20 batter Shimron Hetmyer will miss the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia after he failed a catch his flight from Guyana on 3rd October. Cricket West Indies (CWI) has further added Shamarh Brooks as Hetmyer’s replacement for the showpiece event.
Notably, the decision to drop Shimron Hetmyer from the West Indies was taken unanimously by the CWI officials as the cricketer missed his rescheduled flight to join his countrymen on October 3. Hetmyer had earlier asked the CWI officials to reschedule his flight from Saturday to Monday (October 3).
Cricket West Indies (CWI) in a statement confirmed the development and said: “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.”
It was brought to the light that the officials had already warned Shimron Hetmyer not to further delay his arrival as it would, unfortunately, cost him his place in the team. The cricket board was in no mood to compromise the team’s chances in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022.
“This afternoon we informed the CWI Board of Directors that the Selection Panel had unanimously decided to replace Shimron Hetmyer with Shamarh Brooks in our T20 World Cup squad. Whilst we changed Shimron’s flight from Saturday to Monday due to family reasons, it was made clear to him that if there were any further delays and issues with his travel to Australia then we would have no choice but to replace him in the squad, as we are not prepared to compromise the team’s ability to prepare for this extremely important global event,” added the 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.”