Yannic Cariah undergoes surgery to repair nose fracture


West Indies legspinner Yannic Cariah has undergone a surgery to repair a fracture in his nose. He suffered the injury when he was struck in the face during a training session on Saturday on the eve of West Indies’ first game of the World Cup qualifiers in Zimbabwe.

The surgery took place in Harare yesterday, and Cariah will remain with the squad under the care of the Cricket West Indies (CWI) medical team, the board said in a statement.

CWI said that a decision on when he will be available to play again will be made in the next few days based on how he recovers.

West Indies assistant coach Floyd Reifer was also struck in the face during training on Wednesday and underwent a similar procedure. He will continue his coaching duties while under the supervision of the medical team, the board said.

Led by Shai Hope, West Indies have started their World Cup qualifying campaign with two wins and are all but in the Super Sixes stage.

In their first game, West Indies successfully defended 297 against USA.

Then, against Nepal, centuries from Hope and Nicholas Pooran laid the platform for a 101-run thrashing, then lost to Zimbabwe by 35 runs.

They face the Netherlands in their last group stage game on Monday.

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