Smith ruled out of Champions League Twenty20

Graeme SmithIn a major move, South African skipper Graeme Smith has decided to withdraw his name for the upcoming Champions League Twenty20.

Smith, who plays for the Nashua Cape Cobras, is currently struggling with a leg injury.

Confirming the development, Dr Mohammed Moosajee, South Africa team manager, said: "After much discussion and deliberation, the Proteas' management together with the medical committee of Cricket South Africa headed by Dr Shuaib Manjra have made a decision to withdraw Graeme from the upcoming Champions League in India."

Earlier, South African team physiotherapist Brandon Jackson also made it clear that it was very important that 28-year-old skipper should refrain from playing for the next four to six weeks.

Notably, Proteas are scheduled to play two Twenty20 internationals, five ODI's and four Tests in their tour of England in November later this year.

Meanwhile, another team player Jacques Kallis, who was also struggling from an injury, has been declared fit for the Champions League Twenty20.

Kallis will play for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the tournament.