West Indies cricket March 1, 2004

Stuart Williams has finger amputated

Wisden Cricinfo staff

Stuart Williams, who played 31 Tests and 57 ODIs for West Indies between 1993 and 2002, has had the little finger on his right hand amputated. Williams, 34, fractured the finger while fielding in the Leeward Islands' Carib Beer Series fifth-round game against Windward Islands at St Maarten in early February. The decision to amputate the finger was taken after gangrene set in.

Dinanath Ramnarine, the West Indies Players' Association (WIPA) president, said that his organisation was discussing the standard of medical attention given to Williams with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB).

Williams played five matches for Leewards in the recently concluded Carib Beer Cup, topping the batting averages for them with 329 runs at 54.83.