Miyvue.com has learnt that the West Indies batsman has indicated that he has been getting mixed signals from the regional selection panel, after he was dropped from next month’s tour of Sri Lanka.
The axing of the 30-year-old Sarwan for the Sri Lanka trip followed a snub by the WICB for a central retainer contract in September, because of his poor fitness and form.
“One time it’s my fitness and the other time it’s my attitude”, Sarwan was quoted as saying.
According to the Guyanese batsman, no official warning was given to him by the West Indies Cricket Board, which leaves him with what he describes as, “mixed signals.”
Sarwan has been unfortunate, suffering two major injury setbacks in the last year. He jarred his back in Australia at the end of last year, following a lengthy layoff with a shoulder injury, and he picked-up a hamstring injury in this year’s home series against South Africa in June.
He returned to the middle for last July’s Caribbean Twenty20 Championship, which his native Guyana won to qualify for September’s Champions League Twenty20 in South Africa.
He came through both without any injury troubles, and he also finished the WICB Regional One-day competition in a healthy state, albeit Guyana exited after the group stage.
“You have to be fit to play limited-overs cricket,” said Sarwan, noting that he has been working to improve his fitness after his injury during the South Africa tour to the Caribbean earlier this year.
Sarwan admitted he was disappointed with being overlooked for the tour of Sri Lanka, but he found it hardly surprising.