Bell suffers injury ahead of Windies series

Published: Tuesday, June 26, 2007, 23:53 [IST]
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London:England batsman Ian Bell is doubtful for the upcoming Twenty20 and one-day internationals against the West Indies with a groin problem.

An England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) statement on Tuesday said Bell had sustained the injury during fielding practice on Monday.

The statement added: "Ian Bell underwent an ultrasound scan today (Tuesday) and has a minor grade one tear to his left groin following fielding practice Monday. He'll continue to be assessed."

England play the first of two back-to-back Twenty20 internationals against the West Indies at The Oval on Thursday.

The teams then play three full one-day internationals at Lord's on Sunday, July 1, Edgbaston on Wednesday, July 4 and Trent Bridge on Saturday, July 7.


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