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Carberry ruled out of EPP party

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Michael Carberry

Michael Carberry reveived treatment for blood clots and shortness of breath, but cannot fly to Australia with the EPP

Hampshire’s Michael Carberry has been ruled out of the England Performance Programme squad, which departs for Australia on Friday, for medical reasons.

Carberry is currently receiving treatment for blood clots and shortness of breath. The treatment has been successful but precludes him from long-haul flights in the short term.

Selectors have chosen not to call up a replacement for Carberry at this stage.

The EPP will be based in Brisbane from November 13, playing a four-day match against a Queensland XI (November 25-28) before relocating to Perth on November 29 to play a one-day game against Retravision Warriors on December 3 followed by a four-day match against a Western Australia XI (December 7-10).

The EPP will remain in Perth for the lead-up to the third Ashes Test before departing for the UK on December 17.