Samuels arrives to boost Windies
West Indies should be at full strength against the England Lions this week after batsman Marlon Samuels' arrival.
Samuels touched down after flying out from the Indian Premier League and could be joined on Wednesday by Assad Fudadin and Narsingh Deonarine, who have been held up by visa issues.
The Guyanese duo have been awaiting their visas in Jamaica for the past few days, with West Indies officials hoping that they will be able to pick them up later on Tuesday.
That would still leave them with little time to fly to England for the start of the Lions match, which begins in Northampton on Thursday and is their last preparation before the first Test at Lord's next week.
"Marlon Samuels arrived in the country this morning and has joined up with the team," a West Indies spokesman said.
"The other two players are still awaiting their visa but we are hopeful that they will be able to pick them up today.
"Until they have those visas in their hand we can not be sure, of course.
"Only when they they get those then we can make the necessary arrangements for them to arrive in England, but we hope and expect that they will be here for the England Lions game.
"Whether any of the players are selected is a matter for the team management to decide."
The news will come as a relief for the tourists, whose preparations for the first Test on May 17 have also been undermined by the wet weather.
Just 34 overs were possible between downpours during their three-day tour opener against Sussex at Hove this week.
That was still enough time for star batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul to suffer a finger injury while batting, though he was able to bat on without obvious discomfort.
The Windies' only major injury worry is therefore to strike bowler Fidel Edwards, who has remained sidelined since missing last month's third Test against Australia with a back niggle.