Sarwan likely to miss rest of the England tour

Published: Monday, May 28, 2007, 23:53 [IST]
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London:West Indies 'injury-prone' skipper Ramnaresh Sarwan said he might miss the rest of the England tour following his shoulder injury that saw him struggling at the Headingley Test.

''We will sit down after this Test match and make a decision about my further involvement in the series,'' Sarwan told BBC.

The right-handed batsman, who stepped into the shoes of former captain Brain Lara after the Caribbean World Cup, sustained a ligament damage while desperately trying to save a boundary on day one of the Headingley Test. He did not bat in West Indies first innings after that.

''When I fell I heard a crackling sound but I am happy that there is no fracture,'' he said, adding ''I did sustain some damage to the ligaments but at this stage we do not know how long it will take to heal.'' Twenty eight-year-old Daren Ganga, who is the vice-captain will have to wear the captaincy hat if Sarwan is ruled out.

Expressing disappointment on his injury woes that saw him out of the team quite often, Sarwan said, ''It is obviously disappointing to be injured so regularly but I will have to overcome this injury as I have overcome all my previous injuries.''

However, Sarwan may bat in the second innings at Headingley if there is any realistic chance of West Indies saving the second Test.


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