Vaughan doubtful for ODIs too
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Vaughan doubtful for ODIs too

The England captain has been ruled out of the remaining two Tests and is likely to miss the ODI series as well.

india Updated: Mar 02, 2006 22:36 IST

England captain Michael Vaughan's missing the remaining two Tests against India became official on Thursday after he was advised two weeks' rest to rehabilitate his injured knee.

The England and Wales Cricket Boardin a statement said the Yorkshire batsman's chances of making it to the one-day series was also slim.

Vaughan missed the first Test, now on in Nagpur, and flew back due to persistent soreness in his right knee that was operated on late last year.

All-rounder Andrew Flintoff led England in Vaughan's absence.

"Michael (Vaughan) has been ruled out of the current Test series against India. His knee will be re-assessed in due course but at this stage it is not anticipated that he will be fit for the one-day international series," the ECB release said.

"The specialist has advised Michael to rest the knee completely for two weeks before recommencing his rehabilitation programme under the supervision of the Yorkshire Country Cricket Club physiotherapist."

First Published: Mar 02, 2006 22:36 IST