Permaul due back home today

Veerasammy Permaul displays his injured ankle. (Photo courtesy Cricket West Indies media)

Guyana  and West Indies left arm orthodox spinner Veerasammy Permaul is due to return home today with the rest of the West Indies team following their 0-3 T20 series loss to Pakistan in the series which ended yesterday in Karachi.

The 28-year-old suffered damaged muscles after twisting his ankle while bowling on his T20 debut in the opening fixture at the National Stadium here Sunday and had to be stretchered from the field.

He had sent down just three deliveries and took no further part in the match.

Permaul subsequently underwent tests at a nearby hospital and a Pakistan Cricket Board spokesman, quoting West Indies director of cricket Jimmy Adams, confirmed the extent of the injury.

“The results show no fracture in his ankle but confirm muscle rupture which requires at least a week to recover,” the spokesman said.

West Indies are travelling without a media officer.

Despite the injury Permaul remained with the squad which played their final T20 game yesterday.

Permaul is expected to continue his rehabilitation upon his return home.

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