Knee injury rules Dwayne Bravo out of World Cup

Friday, February 25, 2011

NEW DELHI - The West Indies suffered a major setback as all-rounder Dwayne Bravo was Friday ruled out of the World Cup with a knee injury.

“He has been ruled out due to cartilage damage in the left knee,” a West Indies team official confirmed.

The West Indies have already petitioned the International Cricket Council’s technical committee for a replacement.

Bravo twisted his knee as he slipped on his follow through while bowling during the match against South Africa here Thursday.

Bravo immediately went off the field and was attended to by the physio. He did not return to the feild.

After a scan Friday, it emerged that he will need at least four weeks of rest to recover from the injury.

He is the third West Indies player to be ruled out of the World Cup. Wicketkeeper Carlton Baugh and opening batsman Adrian Barath were injured in the warm-up matches and were replaced by Devon Thomas and Kirk Edrwards.

The West Indies lost the first match against Sout Africa by seven wickets and face The Netherlands (Feb 28, Delhi), Bangladesh (March 4, Dhaka), Ireland (March 11, Mohali), England (March 17, Chennai) and India (March 20, Chennai).

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