By Azad Ali
There is no hope of Trinidad and Tobago’s Darren Bravo returning to Test cricket in 2018.
This was revealed by Johnny Greaves, CEO of Cricket West Indies (CWI) who said Bravo would not be featured in the upcoming home Test series against Sri Lanka in June and the two-Test matches with Bangladesh immediately after.
Bravo, 29, has not played for the West Indies since his infamous Twitter message against CWI President Dave Cameron in November 2016.
The left-hander had slammed Cameron for spreading misinformation concerning his contract with the then-West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), calling him a “big idiot.”
Both parties have settled their differences, but Bravo is yet to make his return to West Indies cricket.
Greaves said Bravo is going to struggle to get back in the side, so that will probably rule him out of the summer tours.
“I don’t think, having not played any cricket in the long format for so long and just playing Twenty20s, you can just walk back on a Test team and be expected to perform,” Greaves told a daily newspaper.
The CWI CEO said Bravo could be eligible for the West Indies A team and work his way back from there.
Greaves explained, though, that himself and Director of Cricket Jimmy Adams will make one last approach to Bravo to determine where he stands on playing cricket for the West Indies again.