Colin de Grandhomme withdrawn from New Zealand squad vs West Indies

Colin de Grandhomme has been withdrawn from the New Zealand ODI squad for the series against West Indies following the death of his father in Zimbabwe.

cricket Updated: Dec 14, 2017 09:22 IST
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Colin de Grandhomme will miss the three-match ODI series against West Indies due to the death of his father in Zimbabwe. (AFP)

Allrounder Colin de Grandhomme has withdrawn from the New Zealand team for a three-match limited-overs international series against the West Indies following the sudden death of his father in Zimbabwe.

New Zealand Cricket said de Grandhomme has travelled to Zimbabwe, where he was born, and it was not clear when he would return.

Doug Bracewell has been recalled to the New Zealand squad in de Grandhomme’s place for the series which starts Wednesday. Bracewell last played for New Zealand in an ODI in India in October, 2016.

In May this year, 27-year-old Bracewell was convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol for the third time and sentenced to 100 hours community service.

First Published: Dec 14, 2017 09:18 IST