Ruled out until early July June 13, 2007

Andre Botha misses Ireland ODIs

Cricinfo staff

Allrounder Andre Botha will miss Ireland's one-day internationals against India and South Africa later this month after having an injection aimed at sorting out a long-standing elbow problem.

"I had tennis elbow throughout the World Cup and although I could have played through the pain, it was not getting any better so, 10 days ago, I got a cortisone injection and have been told not to do anything while that works," he told Cricket Europe. "In all I will be out for five to six weeks so the earliest I could be back will be the second week in July."

Botha has been sidelined since he dislocated a finger in a Friends Provident match against Somerset on May 8.

He should be available in time for the quadrangular one-day series involving West Indies, Netherlands and Scotland in Ireland which starts on July 10.