Flintoff set for Twenty20 World Cup: ECB

Updated: 28 April 2009 16:39 IST

England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff is expected to be fit for June's World T20 event after he underwent keyhole surgery on his right knee, the ECB said.

Flintoff set for Twenty20 World Cup: ECB
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England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff is expected to be fit for June's World Twenty20 event after he underwent keyhole surgery on his right knee, the England and Wales Cricket (Board) said on Tuesday.

The fast bowler and hard-hitting batsman tore the meniscus in his right knee while playing in the Indian Premier League in South Africa.

Hugh Morris, the England cricket managing director, said: "The surgeon has informed the ECB chief medical officer Nick Peirce the operation went extremely smoothly.

"I am grateful to the ECB medical team, the surgeon and radiologists as well as the Chennai Super Kings (Flintoff's IPL team) for keeping the England team management and me informed about Andrew's injury and the subsequent operation."

An ECB statement added: "It is expected that Flintoff will make a normal recovery and should be available for the ICC World Twenty20 which will be held in England in June."

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