SEARCH

Sport » Cricket

Updated: March 20, 2013 17:40 IST

IPL-6: Pietersen ruled out due to knee injury

PTI
Comment   ·   print   ·   T  T  
A file photo of England's Kevin Pietersen who has been ruled out of the IPL-6. Photo: AP
AP
A file photo of England's Kevin Pietersen who has been ruled out of the IPL-6. Photo: AP

In a big blow to Delhi Daredevils their star batsman Kevin Pietersen was on Wednesday ruled out of the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) due to a knee injury which he sustained during the ongoing New Zealand tour.

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said Pietersen experienced knee pain while fielding in preparation for the four-day game in Queenstown ahead of the Test series, which has failed to resolve satisfactorily.

“Recent medical scans confirm an injury to the right knee with bone bruising and possible cartilage damage to the kneecap. The 32-year-old will return to England for further investigations and specialist review,” ECB said on its website.

Pietersen will not be available for the English side in the third and final Test against New Zealand starting on Friday at Auckland.

“The injury is likely to require ongoing assessments and possibly rest and rehabilitation for six to eight weeks. Pietersen has therefore withdrawn from all cricket including the Indian Premier League,” it added.

Daredevils will take on defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders in their opening encounter of the sixth edition of the IPL starting on April 3 at Eden Gardens.

In 2011, Pietersen had missed the entire season for Deccan Chargers and was sold to Delhi Daredevils in the 2012 season without having played a single game for the Chargers.

More In: Cricket | Sport | Ipl 2013
This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor

Listen to The Hindu's Sports Editor Nirmal Shekar speak to our Sports-Writer Arun Venugopal on India's showing at the Commonweath Games — with a guest appearance by golden girl Dipika Pallikal — India's tour of England, the Jadeja-Anderson controversy and more....Listen in »

Tennis

Football

Races



O
P
E
N

close

Recent Article in Cricket

Bhuvneshwar impressed with his lion-hearted performances in England and for maintaining consistency over a period of time which also got him the ‘Cricketer of the Year’ award from BCCI.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar handed Grade A contract

Veterans Gautam Gambhir and Yuvraj Singh dropped from annual ‘Graded Retainership’. »