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NAGPUR, India (CMC):
West Indies will not have to worry about the threat posed by J.P. Duminy after the left-hander was ruled out of tomorrow's contest with a left hamstring injury. Duminy, South Africa's highest run-getter in Twenty20 Internationals and a tidy left-arm spinner, picked up the injury during the 37-run victory over Afghanistan in Mumbai last Sunday.
Duminy made an unbeaten 29 as South Africa rattled up 209 for five, but scans following the encounter at the Wankhede revealed the extent of the damage.
"The scans, which were done yesterday, confirmed our clinical suspicion of a hamstring strain, which means that he will be ruled out of Friday's game," South Africa's team manager, Dr Mohammed Moosajee, said.
With Duminy ruled out, South Africa are mulling over the inclusion of Aaron Phangiso to provide the left-arm spin.
Former T&T off-spinner Nanan dies
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):
Former West Indies and Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) captain Rangy Nanan has died, media reports here have said. Nanan passed away at his home here following a period of poor health. He was 62.
A virtual fixture in T&T's side throughout the decade of the 1980s, off-spinner Nanan played 94 first-class matches for the national side, taking 366 wickets at an average of 23. Nanan, no mug with the bat either, gathered one first-class hundred - 125 - against Leeward Islands at Guaracara Park in 1983. He also finished with nine half-centuries.
Despite his prowess, Nanan's international career was limited to one Test, largely because of the West Indies' heavy dependence on a four-pronged pace attack during the late 1970s and '80s.
Following his playing career, Nanan served as a police officer and was also a liaison officer for the West Indies team.