The shunned England batsman Kevin Pietersen has a calf injury and won't be heading to India to play in the IPL as he'd planned.
Having been told by new England cricket director Andrew Strauss that he wouldn't be returning to the England side to play New Zealand, Pietersen was due to take up his contract with Sunrisers Hyderabad.
But he sustained an injury playing for Surrey against Leicestershire in the county championship, a match in which he completed a career-best 355 not out and will be out of action for two weeks.
The IPL finishes on May 24.
Pietersen was incensed by Strauss's decision having been told in March by incoming England and Wales Cricket Board chairman Colin Graves that if he scored runs in county cricket he would be considered for a recall to the test team.
He was sacked in February last year after accusations of being disengaged from the team during the 5-0 Ashes defeat in Australia and later published a controversial autobiography which further reduced his chances of an international return.
South African-born Pietersen has scored 8,181 test runs for England, including 23 centuries, and has said he is desperate to return to the national side.
England start the first Test of a two-match series against New Zealand next Thursday.