May 19, 2003

Lawson to miss remainder of one-day series

Wisden CricInfo staff

West Indies fast bowler Jermaine Lawson will miss the remainder of the one-day series against Australia because of a back injury. He might also miss the one-day series against Sri Lanka in June because of bulging discs in the lower back, according to Roger Brathwaite, chief executive of the West Indies Cricket Board.

Lawson's bowling action is under review by the International Cricket Council after he was reported by umpires David Shepherd and Srinivasa Venkataraghavan during the fourth Test against Australia. He will fly to Antigua to work with bowling advisor Andy Roberts once he is free of pain and ready to resume bowling.

The sessions in Antigua form part of the ICC's prescribed six-week review process for bowlers whose actions are reported.