BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The West Indies Cricket Board announced today that left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul has been added to the Test squad for the third and final match against England.

The West Indies will now have a 15-member squad for the third Test against England, starting on Friday at the Kensington Oval. Leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo suffered a cut to his ring finger in the right hand and is being treated by the medical staff.

Permaul, 25, made his debut in 2012 and has played four Test matches so far. He has 12 wickets at an average of 37 runs per wicket. He was the leading wicket-taker in the WICB’s Professional Cricket League Four-Day Tournament this year with 67 wickets at 14 runs each.

Commenting, Head Coach Phil Simmons said: “Bishoo did well for us in the second Test in Grenada but he has a finger injury so we decided to call-up Permaul. He (Permaul) was among the best bowlers in the four-day cricket earlier this season, and he also bowled well in the camp ahead of this series – so he’s in good shape.”

Denesh Ramdin (Captain)
Kraigg Brathwaite (Vice Captain)
Devendra Bishoo
Jermaine Blackwood
Carlos Brathwaite
Darren Bravo
Shiv Chanderpaul
Shannon Gabriel
Jason Holder
Shai Hope
Veerasammy Permaul
Kemar Roach
Marlon Samuels
Devon Smith
Jerome Taylor

Team Management Unit
Phil Simmons (Head Coach)
Sir Richie Richardson (Manager)
Stuart Williams (Assistant Coach)
Sir Curtly Ambrose (Bowling Consultant)
Andre Coley (Assistant Coach)
C.J. Clark (Physiotherapist)
Hector Martinez Charles (Fitness Coordinator)
Richard Berridge (Video Analyst)
Fitzbert Alleyne (Massage Therapist)
Philip Spooner (Media Relations Manager)