Darren Bravo pulled out of the tour due to personal reasons © Getty Images
Darren Bravo pulled out of the tour due to personal reasons © Getty Images

Antigua: Nov 21, 2014

Left-handed batsman Assad Fudadin was on Friday called-up to replace Darren Bravo in the West Indies Test squad to tour South Africa in December and January. Bravo, who had been offered a contract for the series, pulled out of the tour, citing personal reasons and requested that he not be considered for selection. Fudadin, 29, from Guyana, has played three Tests in 2012 against England and New Zealand.

The series against South Africa will be the first for the West Indies since they quit India four matches into a five-game, one-day series in October after a pay dispute between players and the board, with a T20 International and three Tests to play. The West Indies Cricket Board has since set up a task force to explore the controversy with a report due on December 18.

West Indies will play three Tests, three Twenty20 internationals and five one-dayers in South Africa.

West Indies Test squad:

Denesh Ramdin (c&wk), Sulieman Benn, Jermaine Blackwood, Kraigg Brathwaite, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Sheldon Cottrell, Assad Fudadin, Shannon Gabriel, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Leon Johnson, Kemar Roach, Marlon Samuels, Jerome Taylor, Chadwick Walton (wk).