Tour of Sharjah to play Pakistan 2001-02 Captain: Carl Hooper
Fiftieth official Test tour
First Test-playing tour by West Indies to UAE, tenth
tour to play Tests against Pakistan
(January - February 2002)
original itinerary of the tour had the West Indians arriving at Islamabad on 25 January 2002 and leaving from Karachi on 7 March.
However, following the 11 September terrorist attack on New
York and subsequent American response in Afghanistan, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB)
pulled out of its tour of Pakistan
for security reasons on 24 December.
At its Kuala Lumpur meeting of
19 October 2001 the International Cricket Council (ICC) had recommended that
Test series affected by the war against terrorism should be moved to independent
venues. WICB president Wes Hall told
the Pakistan Cricket Board that the West Indies
had no objection in fulfilling its obligation at a neutral venue. Firstly, Bangladesh offered to host the Test series
against West Indies but the decision was eventually made to hold it in one of
the United Arab Emirates
when cricket promoter Abdul Rehman Bukhatir of the Cricketers Benefit Fund
Series (CBFS) offered to host the series in Sharjah.
Indies, already eighth in the Test cricket rankings, lost both Test matches
heavily and slipped further towards the positions occupied by Zimbabwe and Bangladesh. They had now lost 23
of their last 27 overseas Tests.
West Indies tours
Sri Lanka 2001-02
tour to Pakistan
Members of the Test tour party (15 + 1)
Opening batsmen Daren
Ganga, Chris Gayle, Sherwin Campbell
Middle-order batsmen: Shiv
Chanderpaul, Marlon Samuels, Runako Morton (r), Carl Hooper, Wavell Hinds
Spin bowlers Ryan
Hinds, Dinanath Ramnarine
Fast bowlers Pedro
Collins, Corey Collymore, Cameron Cuffy, Mervyn Dillon
S L Campbell
P T Collins
C D Collymore
C E Cuffy
C H Gayle
R O Hinds
W W Hinds
C L Hooper
R D Jacobs
M N Samuels
L - Leeward
Islands (1 + 1)
T - Trinidad & Tobago
W - Windward Islands
age of team at time of first Test
May 2007) : 27 yrs 4 months
Member of the one-day series squad
Test Appearances made before the tour
Hooper 90, Campbell
51, Chanderpaul 49, Jacobs 35,
Dillon 20, WW Hinds 19, Gayle 14,
Ganga 13, Samuels 12, Ramnarine 11, Collins 6,
Cuffy 5, Collymore 1, Brown 0,
R O Hinds 0.
On 12 January 2002 the West Indies
selectors named 22 players for a trial match at Queens Park Oval.
Carl Hooper (captain), Marlon Black, Ian Bradshaw, Darrel Brown,
Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Pedro Collins, Corey Collymore, Cameron Cuffy, Mervyn
Dillon, Daren Ganga, Leon Garrick, Chris Gayle, Keith Hibbert, Ryan Hinds,
Wavell Hinds, Ridley Jacobs, Jermaine Lawson, Neil McGarrell, Dave Mohammed,
Dinanath Ramnarine, Marlon Samuels, Ramnaresh Sarwan.
Unavailable: Brian Lara was ruled out of Pakistan
tour when examination of his injured left elbow revealed a hairline fracture.
Colin Stuart (knee) and Reon King (hernia operation) were
also unfit to be considered for the tour.
Ramnaresh Sarwan was ruled out of the
squad with a strained muscle in his lower back only a week before the team
was due to depart. Sherwin Campbell was brought into the trials and was
called up for the tour.
January 2002 the WICB Disciplinary Committee took no further disciplinary
action against Mervyn Dillon for refusing to attend a practice session in Sri Lanka,
clearing the way for him to be considered for Sharjah.
Tour Party Announced : 22 January
Not selected: Black, Bradshaw, Garrick, Hibbert, Lawson, McGarrell and Mohammed
were all reserves.
Time between selection and departure from West
(22 January - 25 January)
BridgetownQ London Q Dubai
The Chair of Selectors said
the trial match was imperative preparation because of the reduced schedule
sending the West Indians straight into a Test match. However, the match was abandoned owing to
to a dangerous pitch.
The team departed from Bridgetown for London on
Friday 25 January 2002, and flew into Dubai in
the United Arab Emirates
at midnight on Saturday 26 January.
Runako Morton, the player
replacing Samuels, left the Caribbean
on Saturday 9 February and arrived in Sharjah late the next day.
Time spent in UAE
(26 January - 18 February)
On-tour selection panel
Runako Morton joined the tour party in place of Marlon Samuels who went to Dubai
for an operation on his left knee. None of the official reserves was called
Campbell was forced to miss the second Test with a broken little finger on
his right hand.
ϯ Port of Spain
Jacobs’ XI (50 overs)
PAKISTAN First Test
LOST 170 r
PAKISTAN Second Test
LOST 244 r
Pakistan (1st ODI)
Pakistan (2nd ODI)
Pakistan (3rd ODI)
§ one-day international
Time spent in Sharjah
before First Test: 5
(26 - 31 January)
Test appearances on tour
2 - Chanderpaul, Collins,
Cuffy, Dillon, Ganga, Gayle,
RO Hinds, WW Hinds, Hooper,
Brown, Collymore, Morton,
• Shivnarine Chanderpaul (66) and Roland Hinds
(62) added 12 for the sixth wicket in the first Test.
Hooper scored 112 and Gayle took 4 wickets in 4 overs in the consolation
victory in the third ODI.
Other first-class matches
ϯ Minor matches
§ One-day internationals
Return to West Indies
SharjahQ London Q
The team flew out of the United Arab Emirates on 18 February 2002 and
arrived back in the Caribbean on 19
Time away from West Indies 25
(25 January to 19 February)
Pakistan Cricket Board’s finances were placed in a jeopardy by the West
Indians’ refusal to play there. "If the series had been played in Pakistan as
scheduled, we could have aimed for revenues of $2.5 million," PCB
Chairman Tauqir Zia said. "That is not possible now."
refused to tour Pakistan
in Jan-Feb for political reasons with an estimated loss of $8 to 10
million. New Zealand then
cancelled their tour with the team already halfway to Pakistan as news of the 11 September attacks
was unfolding, and Sri
Lanka subsequently called off a planned
2002 after only one match of their re-arranged tour the New Zealanders flew
home when a bomb exploded near their Karachi
Pakistan asked for compensation from the International Cricket Council
(ICC) at the Executive Board meeting in March.
Cola International sponsored the series between Pakistan
and West Indies.