Jadeja replaces Gambhir, Raina named vice-captain

Updated: 31 August 2011 16:40 IST

Ravindra Jadeja will join the Indian cricket team in England shortly for the ODI series as a replacement for injured opener Gautam Gambhir.

New Delhi:

Ravindra Jadeja will join the Indian cricket team in England shortly for the ODI series as a replacement for injured opener Gautam Gambhir.

"Gautam Gambhir fell backwards and banged his head against the ground while fielding on 20th August 2011, in the final Test vs England at the Oval. He was diagnosed of mild concussion by the attending sports physician and neurologist. He was sent for a precautionary CT and MRI scan of his head and neck which was reported as normal. He has been resting since and his symptoms have improved," BCCI secretray N Srinivasan said in a statement. (Read: Gambhir ruled out of remaining series in England)

"However, he still complains of some visual disturbance and inability to focus on an object for long. The ophthalmologist (eye specialist) has reported Gautam's eyes as perfectly normal and the symptoms have been put down to the mild concussion," he added. (Pics: Playing with pain but does BCCI care?)

Gambhir had travelled with the team for the three warm-up matches but did not play any as he complained of blurred vision.

"Gautam has been advised to take rest and is expected to recover spontaneously without any further medical intervention. He will be returning to India shortly. Ravindra Jadeja has been chosen as his replacement," Srinivasan said.

Jadeja has not played for India since December last year. His last ODI was against New Zealand.

The BCCI has also named Suresh Raina as the vice-captain for the ODI series.

Topics : Cricket England India Gautam Gambhir Ravindra Jadeja India in England, 2011
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