Samuels returning to Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica,  CMC- Injured West Indies middle order batsman, Marlon Samuels, who was ruled out of the 15 man squad to Australia is to return to the Caribbean, media reports in Kingston have said.

Samuels, who sustained a facial injury, is expected to return home to Jamaica next week to continue his recovery.

He has been sidelined since being struck by a bouncer from Lasith Malinga while playing for the Melbourne Renegades against the Melbourne stars.

Samuels is suffering from a suspected fractured eye socket.

However, prior to his departure Samuels is expected to face a Cricket Australia hearing for his part in an on-field fracas with Shane Warne in the same match.

Warne was suspended for a match and fined $4500 while Samuels faces two charges which have been delayed due to his eye injury.

The West Indies team which leaves the region Wednesday will play five one-day internationals and a twenty20 in Brisbane and start their tour with a match against the Prime Minister’s XI in Canberra on January 29.

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