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November 9, 2013
Kemar Roach, the West Indies fast bowler, has been ruled out of the remainder of the tour of India because of a shoulder injury. Shannon Gabriel will join the squad as his replacement ahead of the second Test in Mumbai, which begins on November 14.
Roach did not play the first Test in Kolkata either because of his injury, and will miss the limited-overs leg of the tour as well. "We're sad to announce that Kemar has to return home to the Caribbean and will not have an opportunity on this tour, where we felt he could have made a major difference," West Indies head coach, Ottis Gibson, said.
CJ Clark, the West Indies physiotherapist, said the injury was rather uncommon among cricketers. "Kemar has not made the expected recovery from the shoulder injury that kept him out of the first Test," Clark said. "He is returning to the Caribbean for ongoing management and subsequent physical rehabilitation."
Roach is currently the highest ranked Test bowler for West Indies at No. 14. He has taken 85 wickets at 27.71 in 23 Tests.
West Indies currently trail India 1-0 in the series after they lost the first Test in Kolkata by an innings and 51 runs. The defeat was wrapped up inside of three days. The second Test of the series will be Sachin Tendulkar's 200th and final Test, while Shivnarine Chanderpaul, the West Indies batsman, will be playing his 150th match.
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