BRIDGETOWN (Barbados): England wicket-keeper Matt Prior has flown home after his wife gave birth to their first child on Sunday and Tim Ambrose will take his place in the fourth cricket Test against the West Indies.

Prior had already said he would return home but his wife, Emily, gave birth earlier than the expected date of March 2.

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Monday that Prior flew home after hearing news that he had a son and back-up wicket-keeper Ambrose would start against the West Indies. — AP

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