Middlesex Cricket announced that Umesh Yadav will not be finishing the season with the club due to an ongoing injury to his quad muscle. He will not be included in Middlesex’s County season with two red-ball games remaining in the season.
The Crusaders will be playing games against Leicestershire next week and Worcestershire the following week. Yadav suffered the injury during Middlesex’s last home Royal London Cup match of the season against Gloucestershire. Here Yadav was forced to leave the field and ruled out for the final Group A match against Sussex in Hove.
Yadav will now travel back to India for the BCCI medical team’s assessment, where he will start his treatment. Yadav was scheduled to return to London tomorrow, ahead of next week’s trip to Leicester, but Middlesex has been advised that he hasn’t recovered from the injury sufficiently to handle the workload required in a four-day game.
Head of Men’s Performance Cricket, Alan Coleman, talked about Yadav’s role in Middlesex’s 2022 season. He said, “We are naturally disappointed that Umesh will not be returning to the Club for the final two matches of the season, however throughout his recovery process we have been in close contact with the BCCI’s medical team, and completely agree with their assessment that a precautionary approach to his return to action is sensible.
“Umesh fit in brilliantly to the squad when he joined us earlier this year and played with great passion and commitment throughout his time with us. He gave one hundred per cent at all times and completely bought into everything we are trying to achieve as a squad.”