Fabian Allen ready to return to West Indies cricket after turbulent time
Fabian Allen in action
West Indies all-rounder Fabian Allen has made himself available for international match selections ahead of the 2022 ICC World Cup. It has been six months since Allen last featured in a match for the West Indies. The wily spinner declined Cricket West Indies' retainer contract and was absent from the home season, citing 'personal reasons'.
Allen opens up on struggles
"I'd like to thank my family, friends and fans for their support over the past four months, As some of you may know, I recently lost my father to cancer this year and it has been a very difficult time for me and my family. He was my biggest fan and I'm happy he got [to] see me live my dream as a professional cricketer. I will continue to make him proud."
"As a professional athlete you learn to quickly put things behind you and move forward but it has been particularly difficult for me over the past couple [of] months. I'm very grateful to the Mumbai Indians franchise for allowing me the time to handle my personal arrangements and being flexible with my schedule."
Allen took a break from the game
Cricket West Indies support to the all-rounder
The left-arm spin bowling all-rounder thanked CWI for their support during turbulent times. He especially thanked Johnny Grave and Jimmy Adams for being considerate. And he expressed his ambitions to represent West Indies in future fixtures.