Stuart Broad stranded in England, unable to join squad

Stuart Broad will not be joining England’s One-Day International squad for the final two matches against India in Mohali (January 23) and Dharamsala (January 27). Broad was recovering from a heel injury and was scheduled to join the squad before the final two ODIs, but is now stranded in England after numerous flight cancellations due to the snowy weather.

Ashley Giles, the England limited-overs coach, said Broad’s forced unavailability was “not ideal” for the team. Broad will now join the team in New Zealand, where England will play three games in each format in February-March 2013.

“Stuart is not coming to India now,” said Giles. “He got snowed in at Heathrow and I think his bags went missing as well, so he is going to join us out in New Zealand.

“It’s not ideal because we were hoping for him to come out here and, whether or not he played in one of the last two games, just do some prep for New Zealand. But we have a bit of time in New Zealand and he’ll meet us there. It can’t be helped; you can’t do much about snow.”Read more
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