Windies name Bishoo as replacement for Bravo

Leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo has been nominated as a replacement for injured allrounder Dwayne Bravo in the West Indies’ squad.

Bravo injured his left knee in the West Indies’ seven-wicket loss to South Africa last week and has been ruled out of the remainder of the World Cup. The West Indies Cricket Board announced Bishoo’s selection in a statement from Antigua. The ICC technical committee needs to approve the selection.

Bishoo, a 25-year-old legbreak bowler from Guyana, played for West Indies-A against Pakistan-A last year, and was also player of the tournament in the 2010 Caribbean Twenty20 competition. He has played 20 first-class matches.

Injured Rehman out

Colombo: Pakistan will be without left-arm spinner Abdur Rehman in their match against Canada on Thursday after suffering a left leg muscle injury in the 11-run over Sri Lanka.

Team manager Intikhab Alam said Rehman's injury will take five days to heal. "Rehman sprained his leg while fielding in the match against Sri Lanka and had to put on a strapping in order to bowl. It's an adductor muscle rupture," Alam said.

Rehman, who will be 31 on Tuesday, took one wicket in Pakistan's win against the 1996 champions in Colombo on Saturday.


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