Youth, not West Indies is my focus

May 12, 2017

Nikita Miller said he is not interested in West Indies cricket, but is choosing instead to focus on youth development at Melbourne Cricket Club.

"I'm not really focusing on playing for the West Indies," the Jamaica and Melbourne CC captain told STAR Sports yesterday at Melbourne's Courtney Walsh Drive home.

"I am at the back end of my career, so at my age it is difficult to represent West Indies again," Miller, who turns 35 next Tuesday, added.

He did say, however, that if the West Indies selectors decided to give him another chance, he would answer the call.

"I would not turn my back on the West Indies. If given the opportunity, I would be there," the regional record wicket-taker with 461 scalps since his debut for Jamaica in 2004 said.

Miller also said he is giving himself a two-year period to decide whether to quit cricket as a player.

"I have a back that gives me problems, so I will be taking it season by season and decide in another two years on my career. Right now, the desire to continue is still there," Miller pointed out.

The cricketer represented the regional side in one Test in July 2009 against Bangladesh and 46 one-day international (ODI) games. His last ODI appearance was on February 24, 2015, against Zimbabwe.

Miller, who is a left-arm orthodox bowler and lower-order batsman, took a record haul of 61 wickets in this season's West Indies four-day competition.

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