ICC T20 World Cup 2013 will be missing England star batsman Kevin Pietersen due to injured knee, also fueling the speculation of Ashes series doubt.
Giving a confirmation on this news, England and Wales Cricket Board said, “Kevin Pietersen has been ruled out of the ICC Champions Trophy following a repeat MRI scan on his right knee earlier today.”
The 32 yr old cricketer will also be missing one-day series against New Zealand next month. Pietersen suffered the knee injury during fielding practicing in New Zealand and was rested the third and final test.
In the statement ECB added, “Pietersen will now start a graduated rehabilitation programme with a view to resuming full training by the middle of June.”
The five test Ashes series against Australia will be commencing from July 10 and ICC Champions Trophy from June 6-23 in England.
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