Left-handed batsman Assad Fudadin has been ruled out of the ongoing three-match Test Series against South Africa due to injury, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced yesterday.
The 29-year-old Guyanese batsman suffered a fracture of the little finger on his right hand during warm-up on the opening day of the first Test on Wednesday.
He underwent surgery late Wednesday, the WICB said in a release.
The WICB says a replacement player will be named in the coming days.
Fudadin, who played three Tests in 2012 against England and New Zealand, was selected as a replacement for Darren Bravo who pulled out of the tour citing personal reasons.
Meanwhile, fast bowler Kemar Roach has sustained no major damage to his right ankle and is hopeful of bowling again in the first Test against South Africa.
He could not take the field before lunch on the second day though, because of the amount of time spent off the field and did not eventually return to the field before the South Africa innings was declared.
Roach had been off the field for 75 minutes on the first day after leaving midway through the third session. He heard his ankle pop with a ball to go in his 16th over and immediately asked for medical attention. He left the field with assistance and was taken for an MRI scan which revealed no ligament damage.
Although West Indies would like to see him play a further part in the first Test, with two more matches to come and minimal time in-between, media manager Philip Spooner confirmed there was “no rush” to get Roach back on SuperSport Park.