West Indies all-rounder Darren Sammy has been ruled out of the remainder of the One-Day International series in New Zealand while Chris Gayle will not feature in the upcoming Twenty20 International series.
West Indies will have to make do without top-order batsman Darren Bravo for the reminder of their tour of New Zealand after it was announced that the left-hander is returning home to Trinidad for personal reasons.
At stumps on day three of the third and final test in Hamilton New Zealand required a further 116 runs to beat the West Indies and take the series 2-0 after a dramatic evening session in which the tourists crumbled to just 103 all out
Phil Simmons will bring his Ireland squad to the Caribbean in the New Year to take part in the revamped Nagico Super50 tournament as they continue to solidify their quest to join the top table of international cricket.
At stumps on day one of the third Test at Hamilton, West Indies recovered to reach 286 for six after New Zealand had initially restricted them to 86 for five with Denesh Ramdin smashing a superb 107 and veteran Shiv Chanderpaul 94 not out overnight.