England cricketer Zak Crawley injured his proper wrist and in consequence, the top-order batsman did not prepare on Wednesday on the apply session ahead of the first Test towards India. Crawley slipped exterior the dressing room on Tuesday, injuring his wrist, and has undergone scans. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) are ready for the results of the scans in the intervening time. “Zak Crawley didn’t prepare in the present day at England’s apply session in Chennai. He slipped exterior the dressing room yesterday (Tuesday) and has injured his proper wrist,” ECB mentioned in an official assertion.
“We’re ready on the outcomes of scans and can know extra tomorrow, forward of our ultimate apply. There’s nothing additional so as to add at this stage,” it added.
Earlier within the day, batsman Ollie Pope was added to the England Take a look at. Pope has absolutely recovered from a left shoulder damage sustained in August final yr towards Pakistan.
“The England medical staff are happy that he’s obtainable for choice,” mentioned England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) in an official assertion.
“The 23-year-old has practised with the complete squad over the previous two days. England could have their ultimate apply on the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai tomorrow forward of the primary Take a look at beginning on Friday,” it added.
The primary two video games of the four-match Test series might be performed in Chennai on the MA Chidambaram Stadium earlier than the cricketers transfer to Ahmedabad for the third and fourth Take a look at.
The primary Take a look at might be performed from Friday, whereas the second is slated to start on February 13.
The primary Take a look at might be performed behind closed doorways whereas the second Take a look at could have 50 per cent crowd in attendance, the Tamil Nadu Cricket Affiliation (TNCA) secretary confirmed on Tuesday.
Chatting with ANI, TNCA secretary RS Ramasaamy mentioned that the affiliation has received the ultimate approval from the BCCI to permit followers to come back in for the second sport of the Take a look at sequence.
“We could have 50 per cent crowd for the second Take a look at,” he mentioned.
The Joe Root-led England squad started coaching on Tuesday on the MA Chidambaram Stadium for the upcoming first Take a look at.
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