It's official. Michael Clarke will surely miss the upcoming Indian Premier League due to a lower back injury. That means Pune Warriors will have to find a new captain.
According to reports, Clarke was being pressured to lead the Warriors - a move that would see his pay skyrocket to as much as USD 2 million! Clarke will be out of action for at least seven to 10 weeks. The IPL is scheduled between April 3 to May 26.
Cricket Australia Chief Medical Officer Justin Paoloni said: " Clarke had scans that confirmed his current lower back injury is an exacerbation of previous issues he has had with his spine.