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Sandeep to miss CLT20

New Delhi: Talented medium pacer Sandeep Sharma, who was one of the star performers for Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in IPL VII, will miss the Champions League T20 (CLT20) due to an injury that keeps him out of action till December.

Sandeep grabbed the limelight this year by taking 18 wickets in the IPL, but is now said to be out of action with a strain.

“Sandeep is one of the players who will be absent in the CLT20 due to an injury. Otherwise, all the other players are fit and available. Our coaching staff is keeping a tab on the fitness and availability of the players,” KXIP’s chief operations officer Fraser Castellino said.

Incidentally, Sandeep has also missed the ongoing tour of Australia for India A, owing to the same injury. Apart from Sandeep, the other player to miss out will be Australian Shaun Marsh, who didn’t play many matches in the last edition of IPL.

KXIP will be making their CLT20 debut and Castellino said that there is a lot of hope for putting up a good show in the September 12 to October 4 event. “This is the first time we will be playing the CLT20.

“We were in the semi-finals of IPL in 2008, but there was no CLT20 back then.” (PTI)