New Delhi: Sep 17, 2013:
“Irfan Pathan has been ruled out of the NKP Salve Challenger Trophy, due to injury,” Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Sanjay Patel said in a statement.
“The All-India Senior Selection Committee has replaced him with Sandeep Warrier in the India Red squad,” he added.
Irfan, who has been regularly troubled by injuries since playing a crucial role in India’s One-Day International (ODI) series win in Sri Lanka last year, was earlier ruled out the India A squad for the ongoing unofficial limited-overs series against West Indies A due to injury.
A hamstring injury had earlier curtailed Irfan’s Ranji season, before another injury ruled him out of the tri-series in the West Indies in July.
The Challenger Trophy will be played between three teams — India Blue, India Red and India Green. The matches will be played in Indore from September 26-29.