IPL 2013: Back problem forces Pune Warriors' Steve Smith to pull out

According to a Cricket Australia (CA) media release, Smith is not likely to be considered for the remaining IPL matches and thus it was best in the player's interest to return for treatment.

updated: May 09, 2013 10:27 IST
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Australian all-rounder Steven Smith has been ruled out of Pune Warriors' remaining matches in the IPL and he is returning home for treatment of a lower back injury.

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Cricket Australia said in a statement that Smith has been released by Pune Warriors and he would be returning home for treatment of a lower back complaint in a bid to recover for next month's Australia A series in England.

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