Tuesday 16 March 2010 

IPL 2010: Graeme Smith Ruled Out Of Tournament

IPL 2010: Graeme Smith Ruled Out Of Tournament
IPL 2010: Graeme Smith Ruled Out Of Tournament
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South African captain Graeme Smith has been ruled out of the remainder of the Indian Premier League with a double fracture of his right middle finger.

He suffered the injury taking a diving catch for the Rajasthan Royals during their six-wicket defeat to the Delhi Daredevils, his finger getting, in Smith's own words on his Twitter page, 'hooked in the ground'.

He added: "Gonna miss the royals and india and all the fans! Gonna try get fit for 20/20 world cup with south africa!!"

Meanwhile, captain Shane Warne, also using Twitter, says that English all-rounder Dimitri Mascarenhas is to return home after suffering an injury.

Mascarenhas left the field after his spell of bowling returned two for 31.

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