Tuesday 20 April 2010 

Murali Vijay Replaces Sehwag In India ICC WT20 Squad

Murali Vijay Replaces Sehwag In India ICC WT20 Squad
Murali Vijay Replaces Sehwag In India ICC WT20 Squad
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Tamil Nadu and Chennai Super Kings opening batsman Murali Vijay will replace Virender Sehwag in India's ICC World Twenty20 squad, the International Cricket Council has confirmed.

Sehwag was declared as unfit by the Indian board (BCCI) and as is usual with requests for replacements after a squad has been confirmed, the BCCI were required to supply the ICC's event technical committee with a written request along with a medical submission detailing the extent of Sehwag's injury.

Vijay, 26, has played five Tests for India and one One-Day International but starred in the third edition of the Indian Premier League, scoring a century against the Rajasthan Royals and racking up 417 runs in the tournament at an average of 37.90.

The event technical committee comprises David Richardson (ICC, chairman), Robert Bryan (tournament director), Campbell Jamieson (IDI), Tony Howard (WICB), Alan Wilkins (independent) and Sanjay Manjrekar (independent).

The same committee has also approved Pakistan's submission to replace injured pair Umar Gul and Yasir Arafat with Mohammad Sami and Abdur Rehman.

The 12-team tournament gets underway on 30th April and Pakistan are the reigning champions; India having won the inaugural tournament in 2007.

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