Recovering Graeme Cremer out of Zimbabwe’s South Africa, Bangladesh tours
Graeme Cremer has been ruled out of action for up to eight weeks to allow him to fully recover. @AFP

Graeme Cremer will not travel with Zimbabwe to South Africa and Bangladesh this year having successfully undergone knee surgery in Harare.

The former Zimbabwe captain faces an eight-week lay-off, which rules him out of the upcoming tours between September and November.

“Following months of knee discomfort and pain, with conservative interventions failing to bring relief from the symptoms, Cremer finally went for knee surgery on the 23rd of August,” Zimbabwe physiotherapist Anesu Mupotaringa said in a press release Sunday.  “The surgery went well and Cremer is now recovering well at home. We are looking at minimum six-eight weeks before he can return to action, which definitely rules him out of the South Africa and Bangladesh tours.”

Zimbabwe welcomed back the allrounder Solomon Mire and fast bowler Kyle Jarvis, who were ruled out of the home ODIs against Pakistan in July with injuries sustained during the preceding T20I tri-series also featuring Australia.

“Mire has now fully recovered from his ankle injury while his gluteal is now strong following successful rehab. He will be ready for our South Africa and Bangladesh tours,” Mupotaringa said. “Jarvis is recovering very well following his second operation on his fractured thumb in Cape Town. He has now started doing light bowling and batting drills with the team and we hope he will be ready for South Africa.”