On Wednesday, left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein was named in the West Indies team for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup as a replacement for an injured Fabian Allen. Hosein has been approved as a replacement for Allen by the tournament’s Event Technical Committee, according to the ICC. Hosein was selected after Allen was ruled out due to an ankle injury. He has played nine ODIs and six T20Is. Hosein was a reserve due to the COVID-19 quarantine regulations, which allowed teams to travel with extra players.

The West Indies are the defending champions, having triumphed in the previous edition of the competition, which was held in India in 2016. Gudakesh Motie, an uncapped player, will take Hosein’s place on the reserves list. Before a replacement player may be formally added to the squad, the Event Technical Committee must approve the replacement player.

Chris Tetley (head of events, chair), Clive Hitchcock (ICC senior cricket operations manager), Rahul Dravid and Dhiraj Malhotra (host BCCI representatives), Simon Doull and Ian Bishop make up the tournament’s Event Technical Committee (independent members).

When it comes to the West Indies team, they will begin their trip in T20 WC 2021 in the Super 12 round, where they will face England on October 23. They are the defending T20 World Champions and will begin the competition as one of the favourites to win. They’ve also been playing well in T20Is recently, with the majority of their players having competed in the recently finished CPL and IPL 2021.

As a result, the side, which boasts a number of match-winners, is likely to perform well in their T20 WC 2021 campaign. Kieron Pollard, an experienced player and all-rounder, will lead the team. Pollard’s deputy, Nicholas Pooran, has been named, and it will be critical for him to regain his previous form.