4 Sep 2009

Aussie keeper out of Champions Trophy

5:54 am on 4 September 2009

The Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has been ruled out of the Champions Trophy cricket tournament starting later this month in South Africa this month while he recovers from finger surgery.

Haddin had hoped to join his team mates in South Africa after returning home from England for an operation on the finger, but he's been told to wait.

The ICC have approved Australia's request to allow Tim Paine to replace Haddin in the squad.