South Africa star Graeme Smith to miss ICC Champions Trophy

Losing Graeme Smith for the one-day international championship in England and Wales is a massive blow for perennial tournament 'chokers' South Africa after all-rounder Jacques Kallis declared himself unavailable for selection.

updated: May 13, 2013 17:47 IST
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A recurring ankle injury has ruled South Africa batsman Graeme Smith out of June's Champions Trophy, Cricket South Africa said on Thursday. Smith will have to undergo a surgery on the troublesome ankle after scans have revealed a stress fracture.

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Cricket South Africa has also confirmed that he will be out of action for 4-6 months. Meanwhile, CSA will name Smith's replacement for the last edition of the Champions Trophy soon.

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