Kyle Mayers: Birmingham Bears signal West Indies all-rounder for 3 T20 blast video games

Kyle Mayers has made six Test appearances for West Indies and also represented them in three ODIs and two T20s

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Kyle Mayers has made six Test appearances for West Indies and also represented them in three ODIs and two T20s

Birmingham Bears have signed West Indies all-rounder Kyle Mayers for the final three T20 Blast group games.

They have been weakened by the loss of fellow West Indian Carlos Brathwaite following a positive Covid test, plus injuries to Olly Stone, Oliver Hannon-Dalby, Tim Bresnan and Henry Brookes.

The Bears are also still without all-rounder Chris Woakes, who was part of England’s Covid-struck one-day squad.

Mayers, 28, will make his debut in Friday’s trip to Worcestershire.

He will also be available for the return game against the Pears at Edgbaston on Friday, 16 July and the final group match at home to Northants two days later.

The Bears are currently fifth in a tight North Group, from which only Notts have so far qualified for the last eight – and although Yorkshire look likely to join them, there are still three places up for grabs, and all the other seven sides still have a…

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