Tuesday 3 July 2012 

Gillespie Ruled Out Of West Indies-New Zealand Tests

Gillespie Ruled Out Of West Indies-New Zealand Tests
Gillespie Ruled Out Of West Indies-New Zealand Tests
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Fast bowler Mark Gillespie has been ruled out of New Zealand's Test series in the West Indies as he has not recovered from an ankle injury.

He suffered extensive bone bruising and ligament damage after a severe ankle sprain which he picked up while running.

New Zealand Cricket (NZC) have yet to announce his replacement in the squad for the two-match series.

"Mark unfortunately has had to withdraw from the upcoming Test series against the West Indies having not responded to treatment in time to be fully fit," NZC National Selection Manager Kim Littlejohn said.

"As a precautionary measure Mark feels that it would be the right decision to stay in Wellington to continue working on his rehabilitation."

The first Test begins in Antigua on 25th July.

New Zealand have already endured a difficult start to the tour, losing both Twenty20 Internationals in Lauderhill, Florida and seeing Ross Taylor, Jacob Oram and Ronnie Hira all pick up injuries during those matches.

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