Taylor ends Test retirement

“I know I can still offer a lot to West Indies cricket in the Test arena”

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West Indies pace bowler Jerome Taylor has reversed his decision to retire from Test cricket and has once again made himself available for the format.

Taylor bid adieu to Test cricket in July last year, but given the West Indies’ struggles as of late, he may be picked for the national team’s upcoming series against Pakistan.

“I believe I still have a lot of cricket left in me and I know I can still offer a lot to West Indies cricket in the Test arena,” the 32-year-old said in a West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) press release. “If selected, I will look to put my best foot forward and give my all for the team. We have some young players in the group at the moment and I believe with my experience, I can add to the team going forward.”

Courtney Browne, the chairman of selectors, was delighted that Taylor had opted to come out of retirement in order to keep representing the West Indies in the longest format of the game.

“It is good to see that Jerome has decided to come out of retirement and make himself available for Tests once again,” Browne said. “When you look at the volume of cricket we have this year, we will need to look at all the resources we have available, and having someone of his ability and experience adds value to our player pool.”

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