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Sachin ruled out of Bangladesh series

cricket Updated: Jun 08, 2008 12:17 IST

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Sachin Tendulkar was on Thursday ruled out from the upcoming cricket tri-series to be played in Bangladesh and the subsequent Asia Cup as the master batsman has not recovered fully from his groin injury.

Tendulkar, who had missed the first seven matches of the Indian Premier League owing to the injury, has been declared unfit by Mumbai Indians physiotherapist Nitin Patel for the June 8 to 14 tri-series, also involving Pakistan.

"Tendulkar is not available for the tri-series as well we the Asia Cup on the advice of Mumbai Indians physiotherapist Nitin Patel. He has not recovered sufficiently from the groin injury," BCCI Secretray Niran Shah told reporters in Mumbai .

Tendulkar will also skip the Asia Cup, which will be held in Pakistan from June 24 to July 6, he said.