The rules state a like-for-like replacement should be made where possible and, although Brooks is best known as a seamer, he was cleared to take part by match referee Wayne Noon.
The opening batsman, who replaced Jason Holder as red-ball skipper of the Windies last month, will head to Britain at the end of his country's ongoing second Test against Sri Lanka, scheduled to finish on Friday.
The Dig reminds us that the role of archaeology is not in treasure-seeking, but in reflecting on our complex relationship to the past, and how and why we value it.
The 30-year-old, who made the last of his 12 international appearances for the Proteas in 2016, already has county experience after four seasons with Welsh club Glamorgan.
Reigning county champions Essex extended their red-ball dominance after edging the first in what could be a new tradition of first-class season deciders for English counties.
Pakistan batsman Babar Azam to rejoin Somerset for T20 Blast, available for team's last seven group games
Babar Azam is set to be available for Somerset's final seven group matches plus the knockout stages should they qualify.
'Sit in the balcony, watch me score a ton,' former India spinner Maninder Singh recalls Sunil Gavaskar's words
Former India left-arm spinner Maninder Singh has said that Sunil Gavaskar's immense concentration was one of his biggest strengths.
Anderson had signed for all 14 group-stage matches, plus a potential quarter-final for Somerset.
South Africa vs England: Vernon Philander fined 15 percent match fee for giving abusive send-off to Jos Buttler in farewell match
Philander, playing in his final Test before joining Somerset in the County Championship, was sanctioned for the abusive send-off he gave Jos Buttler after he dismissed the England wicketkeeper on the second day of the fourth and final Test at The Wanderers on Saturday.
Essex crowned England's county champions after Ryan ten Doeschate's men see off spirited Somerset on final day
Essex won England's County Championship for the second time in three years after holding off a spirited charge by Somerset on the final day of the season
Hampshire's Kyle Abbott takes 17 wickets to register best figures in first-class cricket for 63 years
Kyle Abbott's return of 17-86 against Somerset is the best ever for Hampshire and the best overall since England spinner Jim Laker took 19-90 against Australia in 1956.
Ravichandran Ashwin takes five wickets for Nottinghamshire against Somerset in County Championship Division One match
Ravichandran Ashwin returned impressive figures of five for 59 to help Nottinghamshire bowl out Somerset for 169 in their second innings of the County Championship Division One match on Tuesday.
Former England opener Marcus Trescothick to retire from all forms of cricket at conclusion of Somerset's County campaign
Former England star Marcus Trescothick on Thursday announced he would retire at the end of the season, bringing down the curtain on a 27-season career with county side Somerset.
Buttler (66 not out) and Test debutant Dominic Bess (55 not out), who came together with England still 69 runs behind at 110 for six, shared an unbroken century stand to take hosts to total of 235 in the second innings.
Jack Leach has broken the thumb on his bowling hand on the eve of England's squad selection for the first Test against Pakistan, his county side Somerset announced on Monday.
Australia's Matt Renshaw continues dream county run with second century for Somerset against Yorkshire
Australia opener Matt Renshaw's superb start in county cricket continued on Saturday when he scored a hundred before lunch for Somerset against Yorkshire – his second century in as many matches
Hope Australia ball-tampering scandal provides reality check for cricket, says Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur
Arthur was sympathetic to the idea of the banned trio of Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft playing county cricket.
Australia batsman Matt Renshaw marked his debut in English first-class cricket's County Championship with a remarkable hundred for Somerset against Worcestershire at Taunton on Friday.
"I'm delighted to have the opportunity to play alongside some very experienced players and the exciting young talent that is coming through at Taunton," said Matt Renshaw.
Australia ball-tampering scandal: English county Somerset drop Cameron Bancroft as overseas player for new season
Bancroft was banned for nine months by Australia after being caught on camera using sandpaper to scratch the ball during the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town.