West Indies' captain Stafanie Taylor has been ruled out of the ongoing women's T20I series against India after sustaining a ligament sprain last week. She will be replaced in the squad by Guyanese allrounder Cherry-Ann Fraser, while Anisa Mohammed will stand in as captain for the remainder of the series.
"It is very disappointing to lose Stafanie at this crucial time and she will no doubt be missed but her health and recovery are of utmost importance," Ann Browne-John, the lead selector of CWI's women's and girls selection panel, said.
"We have the ICC T20 World Cup in a few months and it is critical that Stafanie gets the time to recover and return to full fitness."
Taylor had been one of West Indies' key players in the three-match ODI series that preceded the T20Is, racking up scores of 94, 20 and 79. She, however, sat out the first T20I at Gros Islet, which West Indies lost by 84 runs.