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West Indies Cricket Board advised on Tuesday that fast bowler Shannon Gabriel will return home to Trinidad & Tobago from the tour of England due to a back injury.
West Indies team physiotherapist C.J. Clark said: "Shannon made the complaint late in the first Test against England and scans conducted following the match showed a stress reaction in the lower spine. He was subsequently ruled out of the second Test and, after further consultation, we feel that to prevent this injury developing any further it is in Shannon's best interest for him to return to T&T for rest and rehabilitation to ensure he is fully fit when selected for West Indies in the future."
Gabriel made his Test debut at Lord's, grabbing four wickets in the match. He will not travel with the rest of the side on Tuesday to Nottingham, where the second Test takes place at Trent Bridge, and will depart for home on Wednesday.
Tino Best, who has played 14 Tests and 12 One-day Internationals for West Indies previously, has been selected as the replacement for Gabriel and is scheduled to arrive on Wednesday.
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