Ambrose to replace Prior

February 24th, 2009 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, Feb 24 (ANI): England wicketkeeper 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 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 Daily Telegraph reported.

The England and Wales Cricket Board said on Monday that Prior flew home after hearing news that he had a son and backup wicketkeeper Ambrose would start against the West Indies.

England is 1-0 down in the five-match series and the fourth Test starts at Bridgetown on Thursday. (ANI)

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