MELBOURNE, Australia (CMC):Barbadian fast bowler Miguel Cummins is set to make his Test debut after he was named as a replacement for the injury pacer Shannon Gabriel in the ongoing series against Australia.West Indies Cricket Board’s selection panel made the announcement yesterday following the regional side’s heavy defeat to Australia inside three days in the first Test, which ended Saturday.Cummins, 25, has taken 99 wickets at an average of 22.83 in 36 first-class matches. He has made one international appearance for West Indies, an ODI against Ireland at Sabina Park, Jamaica, in February, last year.The 27-year-old Gabriel suffered a stress reaction in his left ankle bone while bowling in the first innings of the first Test match at the Blundstone Arena in Hobart. He is expected to return to Trinidad this week to continue his rehabilitation, a WICB statement said.
A West La Penitence, Georgetown man was on Tuesday committed to stand trial in the High Court after a prima facie case was made out against him.Wayne Gilbert was committed by Magistrate Leron Daly when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.The 27-year-old man stood before Magistrate Daly for the Preliminary Inquiry which commenced in 2017.It is alleged that Gilbert, on January 20, 2017, while in the company of two others, murdered 34-year-old Rawle Rodrigues during a robbery at Croal Street, Stabroek, Georgetown.In court on Tuesday, Magistrate Daly informed Gilbert that there was sufficient evidence and a prima facie case has been made out against him.The prosecution’s case was presented by Police Prosecutor Richard Harris.In 2018, City Magistrate Judy Latchman had committed Afabia Yankana and Akeem Hayman, Gilbert’s alleged accomplices, to also stand trial in the High Court.Reports are on January 17, 2017, Rodrigues was stabbed multiple times to his chest by three men at the Route 32 Minibus Park, Georgetown. The prosecution had contended that the men trailed the victim from a nearby bar where he was seen consuming alcohol.