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Krunal Pandya will return to India this evening after receiving a diagnosis on the groin injury he sustained against the Notts Outlaws in the Royal London Cup.

The all-rounder picked up the injury whilst batting and didn’t return to the field for the second innings, nor play any part in Sunday’s win over Durham.

Following consultation with doctors, Pandya is likely to miss three weeks and therefore wouldn’t be available for selection should the Bears reach the knockout stages.

Paul Farbrace, Director of Cricket, said: “It’s frustrating to lose Krunal for the remainder of the tournament, but he leaves the club with our very best wishes.

“Krunal was an excellent role model around the group and I’m sure the younger members of the squad will have learnt a lot from him on and off the pitch.

“Due to the short turnaround, we won’t be signing a replacement, however, I’m incredibly excited to see our squad build on Sunday’s excellent win over Durham.”

U16s go FREE to Royal London Cup this summer

Edgbaston will host four 50-over Royal London Cup matches during the summer school holidays this August.

Under 16s will go free to all matches, while adult tickets are only £15. Purchase your tickets in advance today.

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