| LONDON, April 28
LONDON, April 28 England all-rounder Andrew
Flintoff has undergone a successful knee operation and expects
to be fit for the World Twenty20 in June, the England and Wales
Cricket Board (ECB) said on Tuesday.
Flintoff flew home from IPL duty in South Africa last week
having suffered a slight tear in a degenerative meniscus in his
Hugh Morris, England Cricket managing director, told the ECB
website (www.ecb.co.uk): "The surgeon has informed the ECB chief
medical officer Nick Peirce that the operation went extremely
"I am grateful to the ECB medical team, the surgeon and
radiologists as well as the Chennai Super Kings for keeping the
England team management and me informed about Andrew's injury
and the subsequent operation."
The ECB said it expected Flintoff to make a "normal
recovery" and that he should be available for the World
Twenty20, which starts in England on June 5 and the subsequent
Ashes series against Australia beginning in July.
Flintoff had already been ruled out of England's two tests
and three one-dayers against West Indies, starting on May 6.
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