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Injured Roach out of tour

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Injured Roach out of tour

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LONDON – Fast bowler Kemar Roach will take no further part in West Indies’ tour of England after being ruled out yesterday with injury.
West Indies coach Ottis Gibson admitted Roach was a major loss but said the decision was taken with a long-term view.
“We still have an awful lot of cricket to play this year and we did not want to risk losing as valuable a player as Kemar for a long period,” he said.
“He has been outstanding with the ball for us so far this year, and we are all gutted by his departure. Kemar made a lot of improvements, after enduring a tough time last year, and gave us some world class performances during the series against Australia and here in England.”
The 23-year-old, who has led the seam attack admirably, is suffering from shin muscle soreness and team physio C.J. Clark said he would need time to recover.
Read the full story in today’s DAILY NATION.