[caption id="attachment_669517" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Colin-de-Grandhomme.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-669517" alt="Colin de Grandhomme Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Colin-de-Grandhomme.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> Colin de Grandhomme Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Black Caps all-rounder <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/colin-de-grandhomme/">Colin de Grandhomme</a> will miss the upcoming one-day international series against the West Indies after the sudden death of his father, New Zealand Cricket said Thursday. <p></p> <p></p>Zimbabwe-born de Grandhomme was travelling to Harare to be with his family and will be replaced in the squad by <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/doug-bracewell/">Doug Bracewell</a>. <p></p> <p></p>"This is obviously extremely sad news for Colin and his family and we're all thinking of them at the moment," selector <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/gavin-larsen/">Gavin Larsen</a> said. <p></p> <p></p>"Right now the most important thing is that Colin is with his family." <p></p> <p></p>New Zealand Cricket said it did not know when de Grandhomme would return. <p></p> <p></p>The 31-year-old moved to New Zealand in 2006, making his ODI debut in 2012 and breaking into the Test team last year. <p></p> <p></p>His late father Laurence, who had played first-class cricket in Zimbabwe, died at the age of 61. <p></p> <p></p>New Zealand has three ODI and three T20 matches coming up against the West Indies starting next Wednesday, with more limited-overs matches to follow against Pakistan.