Rampaul declared fit after groin injury

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC- Pacer Ravi Rampaul has been declared fit again as Trinidad and Tobago prepare to leave the Caribbean on Monday for the champions League in India.

Manager Omar Khan says Rampaul has recovered from a slight groin injury which kept him out of the last three warm-up games against Guyana and the Windward Islands.

“Ravi had a slight groin strain but is fit again and will play in two practice matches that we are having this week in Trinidad,” said Khan.

“We did not see the wisdom in playing him on the weekend, as he was allowed more time to recover. He is ready to go now and will be in action on Wednesday and Thursday of this week.”

Red Force defeated the Windwards in back to back matches in Dominica last weekend and will have another two warm-up matches this week at the National Cricket Centre (NCC) in Couva before leaving for India.

“The preparation so far has been good. The players are gelling together as a unit, supporting and believing in each other and this is great. On Sunday in Dominica we held a team building exercise at the Sulphur Falls and it went very well,” said Khan.

“The boys have been doing a lot of team building work and this is expected to work in our favour in India. One of the strengths of this team is their never say die attitude and team building helps with this.”

The Trinidad and Tobago Red Force has only one practice match in India before the start of the tournament on September 21.

They open their campaign against the Brisbane Heat at the same venue in Ranchi September 22nd.


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