New Delhi, India – Following an injury to his left knee West Indies Vice Captain Dwayne Bravo is expected to be out of cricket action for a minimum of four weeks and will miss the remainder of the West Indies Cricket World Cup campaign.
The right-handed all rounder sustained the injury while fielding to his own bowling in Thursday’s CWC match against South Africa at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium.
He had an MRI scan on his injured left knee which revealed a sprain of his anterior cruciate ligament and tear of the knee cartilage.
Bravo will return to the Caribbean for further orthopaedic assessments and to commence rehabilitation.
The West Indies Cricket Board is in the process of applying to the ICC for a replacement player for the duration of the World Cup. The replacement player will be named once approved by the tournament’s technical committee.
West Indies Head Coach Ottis Gibson said: "This is a blow for us. Dwayne is our Vice Captain and one of the key members of our team. He has been showing good form with the bat and batted well against South Africa on Thursday. He is also a livewire in the field and a reliable bowler. We wish him a speedy recovery and hope he gets back on the field soon."
The Windies will play their second Group B World Cup match against the Netherlands on Monday at Feroz Shah Kotla. First ball is 2.30 pm (5 am Eastern Caribbean Time/4 am Jamaica Time).