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Powell replaces Bonner as concussion substitute in 1st Betway Test Match against South Africa

Powell replaces Bonner as concussion substitute in 1st Betway Test Match against South Africa
Powell replaces Bonner as concussion substitute in 1st Betway Test Match against South Africa
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West Indies batsman Nkrumah Bonner has been ruled out of the remainder of the first Betway Test match against South Africa after sustaining a concussion.

He has been replaced by left-handed batsman Kieran Powell. The right-handed Bonner was struck on the helmet whilst batting in the West Indies first innings on Thursday and passed the on-field concussion assessment. He subsequently underwent further medical assessments under the CWI concussion protocols when he came off the field.

Following these medical examinations, he was diagnosed as having a concussion and ICC Match Referee Sir Richie Richardson approved West Indies request for Powell to come into the match as a concussion substitute.  As per the ICC match regulations, Powell will be permitted to bat in the West Indies second innings.