Sean Williams out for six weeks

Former Under-19 captain Sean Williams has been ruled out of action for six weeks because of a back injury. He is certain to miss the impending West Indies A tour of Zimbabwe if it goes ahead next month.

Williams was sent by Zimbabwe Cricket to see a specialist in Johannesburg and was advised that he had aggravated an injury he suffered 2004. He had played with the pain but the discomfort became unbearable in April and forced him to pull out of the Westerns' last three matches in the Logan Cup. In the game he sis play he led Westerns to victory with some superb batting that saw him score a century and two fifties in four outings. His absence was felt as Westerns went on to lose their last two matches against eventual winners Easterns and Southerns, defeats that cost them the title.

Sources close to the player have indicated that he might join the long list of players who have walked out on their homeland because of the way the game is being run by the Peter Chingoka led administration. He did turn his back once before but changed his mind and returned to the side.