According to a report from Nevisian sports journalist, Curtis Morton, the news was revealed over the Christmas weekend when the young cricketer received a response to his letter of request for time off from his employer that he would not be released for the tournament.
Liburd, who is currently employed by the prestigious Four Seasons Resort which recently celebrated its grand reopening after a two year closure, is employed in the Sports Department at the Resort.
According to information received, it was noted by the Resort that it was a very busy time for the Hotel and the Tennis program at this time has attracted quite a number of guests.
It was also noted that future requests for time off for cricket would be given due consideration.
It must be noted that Liburd is still on a three month probation and it is widely believed that sportsmen and women getting time off for National duty is indeed a privilege—not a right.
The other members of the Leeward Island squad are already in Antigua participating in a training camp prior to the final selection of the team.