Champions League Twenty20: Kolkata Knight Riders' Morne Morkel Ruled Out

Morne Morkel became the third player, after Australian batsman Chris Lynn and Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib al Hasan to be unavailable for the Indian Premier League champions Kolkata Knight Riders during the upcoming Champions League T20.

updated: September 12, 2014 12:26 IST
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Morkel's unavailability is a huge blow for KKR.


New Delhi: Kolkata Knight Riders suffered another injury blow before the start of the Champions League Twenty20 with South African medium-pacer Morne Morkel becoming the third overseas player to be ruled out of the competition due to a shoulder injury. (Mumbai Indians to Miss Rohit Sharma for CLT20)

Earlier, Australian batsman Chris Lynn was ruled out after a shoulder surgery, while Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan had his No Objection Certificate (NOC) cancelled by the Bangladesh Cricket Board because of disciplinary issues.

KKR team manager Joy Bhattacharya Thursday confirmed that wicketkeeper-batsman Manvinder Bisla, who was part of the 15-day training and fitness camp in Bloemfontein with Yusuf Pathan, Piyush Chawla and Kuldeep Yadav, will take Morkel's place in the 15-member squad.

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