Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Friday | January 2, 2009
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Shiv may miss second one-dayer




A decision on whether top West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul will suit up for Saturday's second one-day international (ODI) against New Zealand will be made on match day.

The plucky left-hander, who missed the abandoned opening ODI at Queenstown because of a hand injury, has been undergoing treatment ever since and team officials have indicated that a final assessment on his fitness will only be made prior to the crucial match at the AMI Stadium.

Chanderpaul will be a crucial player to a middle order that capitulated in the rained-out match on Wednesday, with West Indies labouring to 129 for five in the 36th over after losing the toss.

The tourists arrived here in South Island's coastal city on Thursday (Wednesday, Jamaica time) and begun their preparation for the second ODI with a gym and pool session. They will undertake their first practice session today.

The second ODI of the five-match series bowls off at 2 p.m on Saturday (9 p.m Friday, Jamaica time).

West indies' Denesh Ramdin makes his ground as New Zealand's Tim Southee attempts a run out in the first one-day international cricket match at the Events Centre in Queenstown, New Zealand, on Wednesday. - AP

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