ICC Champions Trophy 2004 September 2, 2004

Dwayne Smith flies home with shoulder injury

Wisden Cricinfo staff



Dwayne Smith: out of the tournament through injury © Getty Images

The West Indian allrounder, Dwayne Smith, has been forced to withdraw from next week's Champions Trophy, after injuring his right shoulder during the final Test against England at The Oval last month. Ryan Hinds, the Barbados allrounder, has been called up in his place.

Smith reported pain while bowling during the Oval Test, and a further examination at the West Indian training camp in Bermuda revealed marked swelling and tenderness in the muscle, with limited movement due to pain. The injury has not responded to treatment, and he will return home to Barbados.

Hinds, his replacement, has also been in Bermuda, but with a touring Barbados team. He will return home immediately, in order to leave for England on Sunday. West Indies are pitted against South Africa and Bangladesh in the group stage of the tournament, with their first game on September 15.

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