West Indies new Captain Ramnaresh Sarwan has been ruled out of the ongoing tour of England. Sarwan had suffered a nasty fall on his shoulder while trying to slide during the first day’s play of the second test match. The Guyanese will be out of action for atleast six weeks. Sarwan has injured his acromioclavicular joint. This has been a bad phase for Sarwan as this is the third time that he has been ruled out because of a serious injury in the recent times.
The West Indian Captaincy has gone to Daren Ganga atleast for the remaining two test matches. The One Day team will be selected a little later. There is also going to be a replacement for Sarwan for the Test Series which is going to be decided soon by the Selection Committee. Sarwan was not in a position to bat in both the innings of the second test match in which Windies made scores of 146 and 141 to suffer their worst ever defeat in their test match history. The tourists had lost the second test by a record innings and 283 runs. The first test at Lord’s was drawn with Sarwan scoring 35 in the only innings at the highest level he has got to play on this tour.
In his blog, Ramnaresh Sarwan has said “I am very disappointed that I would not be able to continue on tour but I have spoken with the players and wished them well for the remainder of the Test series, the 20/20 games and the one-day internationals”. West Indies have two more tests and a 3-ODI Series along with two Twenty20 Internationals on this England tour.