England v West Indies, 1st Test, Lord's July 23, 2004

Rampaul flies home from tour

Wisden Cricinfo staff

Ravi Rampaul is to fly home early from West Indies' tour of England, after failing to recover from a persistent shin injury. Rampaul, 19, played in three matches in the recent NatWest Series, but was forced to pull out on the morning of the match against New Zealand at Cardiff on July 3.

A spokesman for the West Indies team said that Rampaul would be flying home tomorrow, and his replacement, Corey Collymore, would be flying in on Monday. Collymore, 26, managed just three wickets in four Tests during England's series in the Caribbean, although he often bowled without reward.

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