Holder Sustains Leg Injury

There are injury concerns over West Indies captain Jason Holder just days before he is scheduled to lead the regional side in a Tri-Nations Series against hosts Ireland and Bangladesh from May 5-17.

Holder was left out of Northamptonshire’s One-Day Cup clash with Worcestershire which they lost by 20 runs at Northants recently.

The 27-year-old Holder struck 72 last Wednesday against Lancashire – his third half-century in four outings in the competition – but needed treatment to his left leg early in his innings. He did not take the field when Northants bowled.

He was replaced by seamer Ian Holland who Northants signed this week on-loan from Hampshire.

“With three seamers down and an injury to Jason Holder we felt the need to add to our squad for the rest of our 50-over campaign,” head coach David Ripley said.

All-rounder Holder is also set to skipper the Windies at the ICC World Cup which bowls off in England on May 30.

His form for Northants has been outstanding, especially with the bat, so far scoring 248 runs at an average of 82.