Friday 30 May 2008 

Tendulkar Ruled Out Of Tri-Nation Series And Asia Cup

Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar will miss next month's Tri-Nation One Day in Bangladesh and the Asia Cup in Pakistan due to a persistent groin injury, a board official said on Thursday.

Tendulkar suffered the injury in March and missed the last two Tests in the drawn home series against South Africa.

The batsman, who played a leading role in India's win over hosts Australia in the CB Series finals in January, made a brief return this month to play in the Indian Premier League before being sidelined again.

The Bangladesh series, also featuring Pakistan, will be played from June 8-14, with the six-team Asia Cup scheduled from June 24-July 6.