Luke Wright cleared for CT
by CricketArchive Staff Reporter

Player:LJ Wright
Event:ICC Champions Trophy 2009/10

DateLine: 21st September 2009


English all-rounder Luke Wright has been cleared to take his place in England's ICC Champions Trophy squad.


The right-hand batsman passed a fitness test to confirm his recovery from a toe injury which was conformed by the England and Wales Cricket Board.


Wright, 24, required stitches after being struck on the left foot by the bowling maching while batting in the nets on September 14.


He was ruled out of the final three matches of the NatWest Series due to the problem.


This certainly is good news for the English side who are already without star players Kevin Pietersen and Andrew Flintoff due to injury, while Stuart Broad has also been sidelined with knee soreness.


Broad though, has been cleared to play in the Champions Trophy.


Wright's return to fitness ends the Champions Trophy hopes of Hampshire all-rounder Dimitri Mascarenhas.