• West Indies captain suspended

    Captain Jason Holder has been suspended after the West Indies maintained a slow over rate during last week’s second Test against England at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua.

    Holder will miss the third and final Test, which will be played in St Lucia from Saturday, due to the team’s infraction.

    Opening batsman Kraigg Brathwaite will captain the XI in Holder’s absence.

    The hosts sport an unassailable two-nil series lead after victories inside three and four days in Barbados and Antigua.

    ‘It is probably one of our biggest series wins. Exceptional, to be honest. To see the guys put in such a performance in Barbados, and come out here to beat England in three days and winning the series is just pleasing,’ said Holder.

    ‘We still want to win the series three-nil. Points are still up for grabs in the overall rankings. Moving up the ladder is something we have spoken about in the dressing room. It is not a situation to become complacent or relax, we need to start again just as we did here.

    ‘The love for Test cricket is there. We’ve got a lot of young players who are aspiring to be Test cricketers. It is my favourite format of the game. It’s just a matter of clinching a few more series. Hopefully, this could be a start of new things.’

    The West Indies and England will play five ODIs and three T20Is after the Test series.

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