Yannic Cariah sustains nasal fracture during West Indies training for ICC World Cup Qualifier

West Indies all-rounder Yannic Cariah has suffered a nasal fracture after being struck in the face during training sessions ahead of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe.

Cariah, who had been displaying promising form in warm-up matches for the CWC Qualifier, was unfortunate to receive a severe blow to his face during a practice session. Despite the injury, the 30-year-old will remain with the team in Zimbabwe and undergo further assessment in the coming days.

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Having recently showcased his skills by claiming impressive figures of 4/46 against Scotland and the United Arab Emirates in warm-up matches, Cariah’s absence will undoubtedly be felt by the West Indies squad.

Since making his debut for the national team against New Zealand in August last year, Cariah has featured in eight One Day Internationals (ODIs). With over a decade of experience in Caribbean cricket, the all-rounder has established himself as a valuable asset to the team.

Cariah’s impact extends beyond his bowling prowess as he demonstrated his abilities with the bat in the lower order. His absence will be a significant loss for West Indies as they strive to secure one of the two remaining spots in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, scheduled to be held in India later this year.

The West Indies team is set to commence their campaign in the CWC Qualifier with a match against the USA on June 18. They will then face tough challenges against Nepal, Zimbabwe, and the Netherlands in Group A, making their path to qualification a challenging one.