Gloucestershire’s Paul Muchall may be out for start of season

Gloucestershire bowler Paul Muchall has undergone a knee operation which may see him miss the start of the season.

The 26-year-old left the county’s pre-season tour of New Zealand early and could miss up to 12 weeks.

“We brought Paul back early from New Zealand and hoped it would settle down with rest,” said director of cricket John Bracewell. “Instead it got worse, so surgery was the only answer.”

The club are also monitoring bowler Ian Saxelby, who has strained his bicep. Read more