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Trinidad & Tobago's off-spinner Amit Jaggernauth is overjoyed at his inclusion in a 23-member West Indies squad for a training camp in Barbados prior to tours of Zimbabwe and South Africa at the end of the month.

The camp will begin on November 12 and last until November 22 in Barbados.

"I have been waiting to be considered for West Indies selection for quite a while and, although this does not mean that I am on the final team, at least I am at a position, where I can challenge for a pick," he said.

"I have been working very hard at my game over the past couple of seasons and always thought that I can make a contribution at the higher level.

"I am looking forward to going across to Barbados and performing to the best of my ability, and hopefully, the new coach and selectors will give me the nod.

"Presently, I am working in the nets, but it is difficult to judge where I am at, as far as my form is concerned.

"Hopefully, when I get to Barbados, I would be able to get in some extensive training during the camp which would aid my cause."

Jaggernauth noted that he was disappointed only to get one match in the KFC Cup, but the last time he bowled he was feeling very good.

Jaggernauth, who turns 24 next Thursday, made his debut in 2002-03 and has been one of the most consistent performers in domestic cricket. He was the leading wicket-taker in the Carib Beer Series this year.

In all, he has 116 wickets in 29 first-class matches at an incredible average of 23.51 with a best of seven for 65.

He has also spent two summers - 2006 and 2007 - playing league cricket in Sussex , England, with a club called Lewes Priory.
 
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