Hardik Pandya likely to be on sidelines for five months after undergoing surgery

first_imgHardik Pandya likely to be on sidelines for five months after undergoing surgeryHardik Pandya underwent a surgery for his lower back injury that he suffered during the Asia Cup in UAE last September.advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiOctober 5, 2019UPDATED: October 5, 2019 10:56 IST Hardik Pandya underwent a surgery for his lower-back injury. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSHardik Pandya underwent a successful surgery in LondonPandya suffered a lower-back injury last year during the Asia CupPandya will miss out the T20Is against Bangladesh as wellIndia’s first choice all-rounder Hardik Pandya underwent a successful surgery in London for an acute lower-back injury that may force him out of action for a longer period.”Surgery done successfully. Extremely grateful to everyone for your wishes. Will be back in no time! Till then miss me,” Hardik posted a message with a picture on his Instagram account on Saturday.Hardik is expected to be out of action for five months.The Baroda all-rounder is the second key member in the Indian after premier speedster Jasprit Bumrah, who has been ruled out of the ongoing Test series against South Africa due to stress fracture in his lower back.Hardik played the T20I series against South Africa before being ruled out of the Test series because of the injury. He will miss the T20Is against Bangladesh as well.Hardik first sustained the injury during the Asia Cup in UAE last September. He recovered in time to play in the IPL and the World Cup before the injury resurfaced.The all-rounder who has played 11 Tests, 54 ODIs and 40 T20Is, will be an integral part of the Indian team during the next year’s World T20 slated to be held in Australia.Also Read | Hardik Pandya set for long injury lay-off due to lower back injuryAlso Read | Watch: David Miller’s catch to dismiss Shikhar Dhawan stuns Virat KohliadvertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Nextlast_img read more

Sudan senior UN envoy to meet with Darfur rebels on taking part

The talks are being held in the Nigerian capital of Abuja in an effort to end nearly two years of fighting between Government forces, pro-government militias and rebels that has killed some 180,000 people and displaced 2 million others in the western Darfur region.The UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) said today the incidence of sexual- and gender-based violence in and around camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs) remains a matter of concern throughout Darfur, with cases being reported regularly.This week saw two instances of kidnapping of village women in the Masteri and Geneina areas with up to 12 women abducted. Insecurity around Kalma continues, in the absence of intensive police patrolling, UNMIS added. Meetings between IDP leaders and government security forces are giving some hope that the situation may soon improve.In southern Sudan, where a peace agreement in January ended a separate two-decades-long conflict between the Government and rebels, a massive UN-supported measles immunization campaign which was due to start in Western Equatoria state on 21 November has been postponed because of inter-ethnic fighting in the state capital of Yambio.The campaign, which aims to immunize about 4.5 million children between 6 months and 15 years of age by next year, will begin instead in the Southern Sudanese capital of Juba on 25 November, according to UNMIS.Measles vaccination coverage in Southern Sudan is very low and outbreaks common, leading to many avoidable child deaths. Local and international staff preparing for the campaign were among more than 100 UN and non-governmental organization (NGO) staff temporarily relocated from the Yambio area yesterday due to violence. read more