Kevin Pietersen ruled out of Test series vs New Zealand

The latest prognosis raises questions about his availability for the Champions Trophy, which begins on June 6, and potentially the Ashes series against Australia starting on July 10.

updated: April 16, 2013 17:45 IST
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London: Kevin Pietersen was on Tuesday ruled out of next month's home Test series against New Zealand as he struggles to overcome a knee injury, sparking fears the brilliant batsman may also be a doubt for the Ashes series this summer.

The England and Wales Cricket Board said Pietersen "will have a repeat scan next week to determine when he is able to resume training," having been sidelined since the end of March because of significant bone bruising to his right knee.

"Injuries are a sportsman's worst nightmare!" Pietersen said on Twitter. "This one is hurting me the most.."

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