Injured Tendulkar ruled out of Test series

April 5th, 2008 - 5:39 pm ICT by admin  

Mumbai, Apr 5 (ANI): Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar, who is suffering from a groin injury, has been ruled out of third Test against South Africa to be played in Kanpur from April 11.

Confirming this in a release, the BCCI said that he would continue with his rehabilitation programme.

“This decision has been taken to give Sachin the opportunity to make a full recovery from this injury,” the release said.

“Sachin has a rehabilitation programme to continue with and will be monitored closely,” it added.

Tendulkar didn’t appear fully fit during the first Test in Chennai and missed part of the action on the first, second, and fourth days. He didn’t take the field on the fifth day and was rested for the second Test.

Tendulkar is now expected to be fully fit ahead of the inaugural Indian Premier League, starting on April 18. (ANI)

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