County news May 22, 2009

Langeveldt ruled out for season

Cricinfo staff

Derbyshire have announced that Charl Langeveldt has been ruled out for the remainder of the summer after he aggravated an old shoulder problem playing for Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League on Wednesday.

Langeveldt returned to the Cape Cobras yesterday morning where he was told he required an immediate operation and would be out for four to five months.

Derbyshire were reluctant to allow him to play in the IPL, and to make matter worse the injury came in his only outing in the competition.

"Obviously this is devastating news not just for us but also for Charl," the county's head of cricket, John Morris, said. "Unfortunately there is absolutely nothing we can say or do which will change the outcome."