Lawson to replace injured Hinds
Jermaine Lawson was flying to India on Monday to replace injured Ryan Hinds for West Indies' last two internationals against India.india Updated: Nov 19, 2002 09:55 IST
Jamaican fast bowler Jermaine Lawson was flying to India on Monday to replace injured Barbadian Ryan Hinds on the West Indies cricket team for its last two internationals against India, cricket officials said.
Hinds tore ligaments in his right knee while fielding during Friday's fourth limited-overs international at Ahmedabad, putting him out of the seven-match series.
Hinds, who will need four to six weeks to heal, is expected to return home Tuesday, the West Indies Cricket Board said in a statement Monday.
"We have been struggling with injuries to our fast bowlers, and Jermaine (Lawson) is coming out to help cover us there," team manager Ricky Skerritt said in the statement.
Lawson, who returned to the Caribbean after the preceding three-Test series against India, played two limited-overs internationals for West Indies against Sri Lanka last year. The Antigua-based cricket board released no further information.