Stanford camp starts

The Stanford Superstars squad has assembled in Antigua to commence a six week training camp from today.

The intense preparatory camp will run through to the start of Stanford Super Series on October 25t when the Stanford Superstars play against Trinidad and Tobago.

Shivnarine Chanderpaul is the only one of the 17-man squad missing. He is on contract with English county side Durham and will join the camp at a later date.

Players will be guided by Stanford Superstars head coach Eldine Baptiste and his expert team including assistant coach Roger Harper, fielding coach Julien Fountain, manager Lance Gibbs and assistant manager Cardigan Connor.

The Stanford Super Series culminates with the Stanford 20/20 for 20 on November 1 when the Stanford Superstars take on England for US$20 million, the largest prize in the history of team sport.

Chairman of the Stanford Superstars Selection Panel, Sir Vivian Richards has announced that there will be two changes to the Stanford Superstars squad.

St Lucian all rounder Darren Sammy replaces Trinidadian all rounder Dwayne Bravo and Guyanese batsman Travis Dowlin replaces Jamaican batsman Xavier Marshall.

Sammy, 24, has played five Test matches, 17 One Day Internationals and five Twenty20s.

Dowlin, 31, has not played any international cricket but has appeared in 62 First Class matches along with 30 List A One Day matches and seven Twenty20s.

The right-handed top order batsman was the Player of the Stanford 20/20 Tournament in 2006 when Guyana emerged winners and took home the top prize of US$1 million.

Stanford Superstars squad: Lionel Baker, Sulieman Benn, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Lennox Cush, Travis Dowlin, Rayad Emrit, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Chad Hampson, Lindon James, Sylvester Joseph, Dave Mohammed, Kieron Pollard, Daren Powell, Darren Sammy, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Jerome Taylor