England v West Indies, 3rd Test, Edgbaston, 1st day June 7, 2012

Chanderpaul under injury cloud

Shivnarine Chanderpaul visited hospital as rain washed out the opening day of the third Test at Edgbaston for examination on a side strain.

He was noticed leaving the ground earlier in the day and made the journey with team manager Richie Richardson and physio C.J. Clark. After play was abandoned a West Indies spokesman confirmed the situation. "A day off gives him a day off to see how he goes," he said. "He has been to hospital for a scan."

Chanderpaul did not bat during the two training days ahead of this Test having also sat out the two-day tour match against Leicestershire last weekend. In the first two games of the series he has scored 235 runs and twice came close to scoring a hundred at Lord's.

With the toss delayed neither team has been confirmed for the match and the rain could yet give Chanderpaul extra time to recover. There are two reserve batsmen in the squad - Narsingh Deonarine and Assad Fudadin - although one of those was already expected to replace the out-of-from Kirk Edwards who has endured a dismal tour.

Nagraj Gollapudi is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • Dummy4 on June 8, 2012, 20:12 GMT

    the series is alredy lost. wi top 4 not performing. drop 2 of them and give deonarine and fudadin a chance. they deserve it. deonarine always get a rough deal with gibson

  • Andrew on June 8, 2012, 13:20 GMT

    For the WIndies fans cue the music to Mission Impossible.....

  • Dummy4 on June 8, 2012, 11:06 GMT

    It is a complete joy to watch Chanderpaul play.He displays intelligence,patience,and a kind selfless desire to see his team win.I do hope he gets better.I was fortunate to watch him play from the Windsor Park Stadium in Dominica against Australia.Get well and best wishes.

  • John on June 8, 2012, 4:26 GMT

    Not good news but I'm not sure that it's going to matter for the remainder of this tour. They'll be lucky to get two days worth of play in for this game so any result is unlikely and Chanderpaul isn't in the limited-overs squad anyway.

  • Douglas on June 7, 2012, 15:25 GMT

    Hope Chanderpaul feels better and gets to rest and Fudadin finally gets a chance and makes use of it.

  • Ankit on June 7, 2012, 13:59 GMT

    its bad to hear abt dat.....d entry of mystery spinner NARINE follows wid d exit of world class batter shivNARINE.WI is really going through a chaos.

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