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Hamstring Injury Rules Out Darren Bravo For Two Games

Darren Bravo was forced to retire hurt during the match against Pakistan
A hamstring injury has ruled out Darren Bravo for the next two games.
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West Indies batsman Darren Bravo, is set to miss two World Cup matches due to the hamstring injury that forced him to retire hurt during his side's comprehensive win over Pakistan.

Bravo was first injured when a throw from Younus Khan hit him on the side of the helmet in the 24th over but was fine to carry on.

Subsequently, he injured his hamstring while attempting a run in the 32nd over eventually retiring hurt on 49.

He was sent to a local hospital to undergo an MRI scan, after an initial analysis by the physio, taking no further part in the game.

West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) confirmed the injury to Bravo in a tweet: “Darren Bravo will stay with the team despite sustaining a left hamstring injury. He had MRI and diagnosed with a low-grade tear.”

Bravo was also given an official reprimand by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for uttering an obscene phrase during his stay at the crease, prompting the match referee David Boon to take action under the ICC’s code of conduct.

The 26-year-old admitted to the offence, thereby doing away with a need for a formal hearing. The ICC confirmed the development in a media release.

"West Indies batsman Darren Bravo has been reprimanded for breaching Level 1 Article 2.1.4 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to ‘language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting during an International match’, during his side’s 150 runs victory over Pakistan in a Pool B match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 in Christchurch on Saturday," said the release.

"The offence happened in the first innings when Bravo used an audible obscenity whilst batting.

"Bravo admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by David Boon of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees. As such, there was no need for a formal hearing."

West Indies face Zimbabwe on Tuesday and then they take on South Africa on Friday.

© Cricket World 2015


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