Permaul out of Windies series finale
KARACHI, Pakistan (CMC):
Injury has ruled Veerasammy Permaul out of the final game of the historic Twenty20 (T20) International series against Pakistan.
The 28-year-old suffered damaged muscles after twisting his ankle while bowling on his T20 debut in the opening fixture at the National Stadium here on Sunday, and had to be stretchered from the field.
He had sent down just three deliveries and took no further part in the match.
Permaul subsequently underwent tests at a nearby hospital and a Pakistan Cricket Board spokesman, quoting Windies director of cricket Jimmy Adams, confirmed the extent of the injury.
"The results show no fracture in his ankle but confirm muscle rupture which requires at least a week to recover," the spokesman said.
The Windies are travelling without a media officer.
Permaul's injury means the Windies are now down to 12 available players for today's final game in the series at the National Stadium.
He will remain with the squad, however, which is scheduled to fly out immediately following the final match.
The Windies suffered a 143-run crushing in the opening fixture and conceded the three-match series with a 82-run drubbing yesterday.