England Pacer Stuart Broad Likely to Miss IPL V

Colombo, Mar 31 (IANS): Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kings XI Punjab suffered a setback Friday as England pacer Stuart Broad was ruled out of the second Test against Sri Lanka with a calf strain and is likely to miss the fifth season.

The 25-year-old will be in doubt for the Indian Premier League, which starts next week, where he has signed up with the Punjab franchise.

The English pacer was earlier struggling with a sprain in his left ankle and despite the injury played the first in Galle, that the visitors lost by 75 runs.

"Broad has been ruled out of the final Test against Sri Lanka after a scan today confirmed a right calf strain," England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said in a statement.

"Broad will return to the UK immediately for further assessment before beginning a rehabilitation programme which will determine his availability for all cricket, including the IPL."

England will not seek a replacement for Broad for the Test starting at the P. Sara Oval in Colombo on Tuesday, leaving Tim Bresnan and Steven Finn in the reckoning to fill the vacant spot.


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