Fast bowler Kemar Roach is out of the West Indies tour to Bangladesh
The West Indies will travel to Bangladesh later this month without injured pace bowler Kemar Roach.
Last Updated: 01/11/12 10:17am
Roach sustained an injury to his right knee during a club match in Barbados three weeks ago and, after admitting defeat in his race to recover in time, his place has been taken by veteran seamer Fidel Edwards.
The sides meet in two Tests, the first of which gets under way in Dhaka on 13 November, and the tour also features five one-day internationals and a one-off Twenty20.
"Kemar has not recovered adequately from the injury to join the squad for the tour," said team physiotherapist CJ Clar.
"He has commenced rehabilitation and will undergo further assessment. He is expected to return to action in three to four weeks."
Coach Ottis Gibson said of Edwards: "Fidel was a member of the squad that played in the recent World Twenty20 and he has been bowling in club cricket in Barbados, so his bowling fitness will be right up there at its peak.
"Along with Ravi (Rampaul) and Tino (Best), we feel confident that they will all be able to do a good job for us in the Tests, whichever combination is selected."