25 Jan 2009

Smith recalled to West Indies cricket squad

5:38 pm on 25 January 2009

The left-hander Devon Smith was recalled to the West Indies squad for next month's first Test against England while Barbados opener Dale Richards earned his first call-up.

Smith was omitted from the recent tests in New Zealand but earned his latest recall thanks to a double century for the Winward Islands in a regional game against Guyana.

Richards, a late developer at 32, has shown consistent form in the regional competitions but will have caught the eye of the selectors with his century against Trinidad and Tobago.

There is no place in the squad for Guyana opening bat Sewnarine Chattergoon.

Seamer Lionel Baker, of Montserat, retains his place after debuting in the drawn Test series in New Zealand.