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Event technical committee confirms two changes in squads for ICC Champions Trophy

Tim Paine of Australia will replace Brad Haddin and McClean from West Indies will replace Daren Powell in their respective Champions Trophy squad

Event technical committee confirms two changes in squads for ICC Champions Trophy - Cricket News
Tim Paine of Australia will replace Brad Haddin in the ICC Champions Trophy Squad.
Kevin McClean can replace Daren Powell in the West Indies squad while Tim Paine can replace Brad Haddin in Australia side.

The ICC has confirmed the event technical committee of the ICC Champions Trophy has approved changes in the West Indies and Australia squads for the tournament to be staged in South Africa from 22 September to 5 October. 

Kevin McClean will replace Daren Powell in the West Indies squad while Tim Paine will replace Brad Haddin in Australia side.

The confirmation for Powell's replacement was conveyed to West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) on behalf of the event technical committee on Wednesday.

McClean, a 21-year-old all-rounder from Barbados, has not played international cricket but has appeared in 13 first-class matches in which he has scored 291 runs at an average of 20.78. He has bagged 39 wickets at an average of little over 20 with his best figures being 5-49.

The confirmation for Haddin's replacement was conveyed to Cricket Australia (CA) on behalf of the event technical committee on Thursday.

The 24-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman from Tasmania played his only ODI for Australia against Scotland last month and is part of the squad for the forthcoming series against England which starts at The Oval on Friday. In 31 first-class matches, Paine has scored 1,611 runs at an average of a little under 41 and has dismissed 87 batsmen behind the wickets.

The event technical committee of the ICC Champions Trophy consists of David Richardson (ICC, chairman), Don McIntosh (tournament director), Campbell Jamieson (representative of IDI, the ICC's commercial arm which runs major ICC events), Mike Gajjar (CSA representative), Sanjay Manjrekar (independent nomination) and Nick Knight (independent nomination).

The West Indies plays its first game of the tournament proper on Wednesday 23 September against Pakistan at The Wanderers while Australia will launch its title defence against the West Indies at The Wanderers on Saturday 26 September.

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