Lewis Gregory withdraws from England Performance Programme
The ECB has today confirmed that Somerset’s Lewis Gregory has been withdrawn from this winter’s England Performance Programme (EPP) due to injury.
The all rounder is suffering from a lower back injury, which will prevent him from taking any part in the EPP and England Lions training and playing programme before and after Christmas.
The 23 year old had been due to attend the EPP batting and spin camp in Dubai from mid-November followed by playing for England Lions in the twenty20 (T20) series against Pakistan ‘A’ in the UAE in December. He will now undergo a bespoke rehabilitation programme, working towards regaining full fitness for the start of the 2016 domestic cricket season.
Lewis is extremely disappointed to be missing out. “Obviously it’s not the best news in the world,” he said. “It’s really disappointing but it’s something that you have to deal with as a sportsman. It’s now a case of getting fit for next year so that I can go out and perform in the summer for Somerset. I’ll be here over the winter now with a rehab programme that’s being put in place. After Christmas we’ll look at some options with regards to potentially going away and batting for a club somewhere but we will have to wait and see.”