West Indies squad that has only 11 fit players remaining is seemed to be full shortly as the visa problems of their players were resolved so as Samuels joined the team.
Before the arrival of Samuels the teams went into their first warm-up match against Sussex with only 11 fit men as their other 2 players had struggled to obtain the requisite visas required to gain entry into the UK. Adding to this, the front line bower of West Indies "FIdel Edwards" also missed the game with a back injury.
Samuels has landed in London on Tuesday morning and joined the team in Northampton while the other two players Deonarine and Fuddadin have secured the visas they required. Both the players scored half-centuries in Jamacian club cricket on Sunday and are hoping to arrive in the UK on Wednesday.
"We have seen some progress," a West Indies team spokesman. "Samuels is here and the other two have their visas now - or they are in the process of getting them now - and the aim is still that they arrive ahead of the game against England Lions."
The team that is struggling with injuries problems have not reported about a new injury, Fidel Edwards is expected to be fit for the first test. Shivnarine Chanderpaul, who had received treatment for a hand injury at Hove, is also fit and ready to play the first test match.