Charles Replaces Darren Bravo In West Indies' World Cup Squad
The International Cricket Council's (ICC) Event Technical Committee on Saturday approved West Indies top-order batsman Johnson Charles as a replacement for injured Darren Bravo in the World Cup squad.
Bravo picked up a hamstring injury in the match against Pakistan while completing a quick single which forced him to retire while batting on 49 runs.
The left hander was eventually ruled out of his team’s matches against Zimbabwe and South Africa and was expected to make a comeback against India in Sydney on 6th March.
However, after failing to show satisfactory progress in his rehabilitation the 26-year-old was eventually ruled out of the tournament.
Charles, who last played in January 2014, has represented West Indies in 30 One-Day Internationals aggregating 869 runs at an average of 28.96.
It is mandatory for all cricket boards to submit an official request to the Event Technical Committee seeking replacement for players ruled out due to injury or illness along with a diagnosis of a medical practitioner.
The player thus replaced may not return to the squad as a replacement for another injured or ill player.
The Event Technical Committee of the Cricket World Cup 2015, consists of the following officials.
1. Geoff Allardice (Chairman), ICC General Manager – Cricket
2. Campbell Jamieson, ICC General Manager – Commercial
3. John Harnden, Chief Executive, CWC 2015 LOC
4. Gavin Larsen, Cricket Operations Manager, New Zealand
5. Russel Arnold, Independent Nominee
6. Sanjay Manjrekar, Independent Nominee
West Indies having lost their previous game against South Africa will now face India at Sydney on 6th March.
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