Thursday 11 June 2009 

ICC WT20: Redmond Confirmed As Ryder Replacement

ICC WT20: Redmond Confirmed As Ryder Replacement
ICC WT20: Redmond Confirmed As Ryder Replacement
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New Zealand Cricket (NZC) have confirmed that Aaron Redmond has replaced Jesse Ryder in their 15-man ICC World Twenty20 squad.

Redmond was called up and placed on standby after Jesse Ryder suffered muscle pain, which necessitated a trip to hospital and the medical advice is that he will not be able to recover full fitness before the end of the tournament.

“Unfortunately medical advice is that it would be very difficult for Jesse to regain full fitness in time for the remainder of the tournament, " team manager Dave Currie said.

“Because of the time constraints at this stage of the tournament we have made the call to bring in a replacement player, and we're fortunate that Aaron has been able to join the side for today’s game.

“It’s a real disappointment for Jesse. He’s one of the most explosive batsmen in the world and was well placed to make his mark on this tournament.”

The International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed that New Zealand had been allowed to make the change to their squad and Redmond could be in the side for their opening Super Eight match against Ireland at Trent Bridge later today (11th June).

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