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Romario Shepherd was one of the strong points of the West Indies with spectacular shots. – (Photo by Kenmore Bynoe.)

The West Indies will attempt to defy the off-pitch distractions of the last 48 hours and win the fourth Twenty20 International against England, from 4 p.m. today at Kensington Ovalto clinch a series victory over the No. 1 ranked team in the format and put a feather in their caps.

Rather than relishing the celebration of strong performances in the previous three matches and a 2-1 lead in the five-match series, which ends tomorrow, the Windies have been faced with reports of contention between their captain Kieron Pollard and the emerging all-rounder. Odean Smith.

It drew a bullish defense from head coach Phil Simmons and a forceful rebuke in the form of a press release from Cricket West Indies chairman Ricky Skerritt denying any rift between the two players and urging fans to hold their own. focus on the good that took place so far in the series.

The good was built on a strong performance from the usually shaky stick, which culminated in the Caribbean side’s third-highest total in T20Is In the third T20I last Wednesday, and it pleased under-fire hitting coach Monty Desai.

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