24 Dec 2013

West Indies lose batsman for rest of NZ tour

2:39 pm on 24 December 2013

The West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels has been ruled out of the remainder of the side's tour of New Zealand with a wrist injury and will head home for surgery.

The wicketkeeper-batsman Chadwick Walton will remain in New Zealand and replace Samuels in the 15-member squad for the five-match one day series against the Black Caps, which begins in Auckland on Thursday.