Champions League T20

Injured AB out of CLT20

2011-09-28 09:59
AB de Villiers (File)
Bangalore - AB de Villiers has been ruled out of the remainder of the Champions League Twenty20 after fracturing a finger on his left hand during a Royal Challengers Bangalore training session at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.

In his absence, either Tillakaratne Dilshan or Arun Karthik will keep wicket.

De Villiers is flying home immediately for medical treatment and diagnosis.

“AB’s injury will be assessed by Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) team of hand specialists as soon as he returns home,” commented Proteas’ team manager, Dr. Mohammed Moosajee.

“This will give us an exact indication of the treatment and rehabilitation required and the length of time that he will be out of action.

“At this stage we can only make a call about his availability for the series against Australia once the specialists have assessed his injury.”

The injury could put De Villiers in doubt for part of Australia's tour of South Africa, which begins with a Twenty20 international in Cape Town on October 13.

The series will be De Villiers' first after taking over as South Africa's limited-overs captain from Graeme Smith in June.

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