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White Ferns squad to tour West Indies announced

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The New Zealand White Ferns will head to the Caribbean in October, where they will face the West Indies in three One Day Internationals (ODI), before taking on the West Indies and England in a Tri-Series Twenty20 competition.

A 14 player squad has been named for the tour, with the team set to arrive in Jamaica October 1. They will then play a warm-up match October 4, before facing the West Indies in the first ODI two days later. They play their first Tri-Series match against the West Indies October 14.

White Ferns squad:

Suzie Bates (C)

Erin Bermingham

Nicola Browne

Rachel Candy

Sophie Devine

Natalie Dodd

Maddy Green

Frances MacKay

Morna Neilsen

Katie Perkins

Rachel Priest

Sian Ruck

Amy Satterthwaite

Lea Tahuhu

All-rounder Kate Broadmore has made herself unavailable for the tour due to university commitments.

White Ferns Coach Katrina Keenan said: "An extensive off-season programme has the team well prepared for the upcoming summer. Pre-tour camps in Maroochydore and Tauranga are also a part of the build-up.

"The Caribbean tour is a great opportunity for us in both formats and we’re confident we can be successful in both. "I’m very confident in the players we’ve picked and believe that there is a good balance of skills, youth and experience.

"With the domestic season scheduled later in the year, those players who missed out will have every opportunity to push their case for future selection and we’ll be watching their progress closely."

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