Shimron Hetmyer left out from the T20 World Cup squad after missing the flight to Australia

Shimron Hetmyer informed CWI that he won't be able to take the rescheduled flight to Australia and was hence replaced in the World Cup squad

Shimron Hetmyer has been left out from the West Indian T20 World Cup squad after he missed the already scheduled flight to Australia.

Shimron Hetmyer was initially scheduled to travel on Sunday (October 1) but his flight was rescheduled to Monday following his request.

However, the 25-year-old informed the cricket board that he won’t be able to take the flight on time due to family reasons.

Therefore, the power-hitter has been left out of the West Indian T20 World Cup squad after he missed the already scheduled flight to Australia.

With the first T20I scheduled to be played against Australia on October 5, just a few days before the mega event, CWI replaced him in the squad with Shamarh Brooks. 

The 34-year-old batter played a vital role in the knockout stages to help Jamaica Tallawahs clinch the CPL trophy recently. 

The left-hander scored 47 and 109* in the eliminator and the second qualifier before scoring 47 in the final of CPL.

“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,”

Director of Cricket Jimmy Adams said.

“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.”

West Indies will play one more T20I against the hosts on October 7 before taking on Scotland, Zimbabwe and Ireland in the first round of the T20 World Cup.