Pietersen to leave World Cup early for hernia operationMarch 7th, 2011 - 9:52 am ICT by ANI
Chennai, Mar 7(ANI): England batsman Kevin Pietersen will return home for a hernia operation, bringing an early end to his World Cup campaign.
It had already been confirmed that Pietersen would undergo surgery after the World Cup, but he appeared laboured in the field in Sunday’s win against South Africa.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have confirmed that they have acted to avoid further aggravation of the problem.
According to The Telegraph, Pietersen could return to England when his teammates fly from India to Bangladesh later on Monday for their next match on Friday.
Captain Andrew Strauss will now be in a dilemma over who will partner him at the top of the order.The ECB have applied to the International Cricket Council (ICC) to call up Eoin Morgan as Pietersen’s replacement in the squad. (ANI)
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