Cricket Australia (CA) advises that Steve Smith will return to Australia from the Indian Premier League (IPL) due to a lower-back complaint.
Smith, who has been playing for the Pune Warriors, was not likely to be considered for any of the remaining matches and with the approval of Cricket Australia, he will be returning home for treatment.
While the injury is minor, Pune respected Smith's upcoming playing commitments and advised it was best for Smith to return to Australia for treatment.
CA expects Smith to be fully fit for his upcoming commitments with Australia A, where he will be vice-captain.
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First Posted 09 May, 2013 10:00AM AEDT