Dinesh Karthik, named Tamil Nadu captain by the State selectors for the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament, has pulled out of the competition citing a knee injury on Monday.

The former India stumper, who led Tamil Nadu to trophy triumph in the Mushtaq Ali tournament last season, is reportedly suffering from a knee injury.

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Sources told Sportstar that Karthik played the Qualifier 2 and the final of the Indian Premier League for Kolkata Knight Riders last week after taking pain-killing injections.

Wicket-keeper batsman Adithya Ganesh will replace Karthik in the squad. Vice-captain Vijay Shankar will take over the captaincy from Karthik. Wicket-keeper batsman N. Jagadeesan will be the vice-captain. 

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