Flintoff ruled out of World Twenty20

LONDON: England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff was on Wednesday ruled out of the World Twenty20 competition which gets underway on June 5.

The 31-year-old - who has had constant injury problems over the past couple of years - has failed to recover in time from right knee surgery after he suffered the injury during the Indian Premier League series in South Africa last month.

Yorkshire leg spinner Adil Rashid has been called up to the 15 man squad as Flintoff's replacement.