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Darren Bravo axing leaves West Indies distracted in Zimbabwe

The West Indies must cope with the loss of their best batsman when they take on Sri Lanka and hosts Zimbabwe in a triangular one-day series after Darren Bravo was sent home for remarks made on Twitter.

cricket Updated: Nov 14, 2016 15:11 IST
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West Indies' Darren Bravo plays a shot.
West Indies' Darren Bravo plays a shot.(AFP Photo)

The West Indies must cope with the loss of their best batsman when they take on Sri Lanka and hosts Zimbabwe in a triangular one-day series after Darren Bravo was sent home for remarks made on Twitter.

Bravo was axed from the West Indian squad on Saturday due to “inappropriate and unacceptable behaviour, which is contrary to his contractual obligations,” the West Indies Cricket Board said.

“It’s obviously a big impact when you lose senior guys with experience who bring pedigree, but we’re in a situation where we have to cope with what we have,” West Indies captain Jason Holder said on Sunday.

“We need to gel together as quickly as possible and get everyone coming into the tournament peaking at the right time.” The first game of the tournament takes place on Monday, when Zimbabwe will take on Sri Lanka at Harare Sports Club.