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Kohli confirmed as replacement for Yuvraj Singh in India squad

Yuvraj Singh fractured his finger during the training session and will miss the whole tournament because of that

Kohli confirmed as replacement for Yuvraj Singh in India squad - Cricket News
Yuvraj Singh fractured his finger during the training session.
The ICC has confirmed the event technical committee of the ICC Champions Trophy 2009 has approved Virat Kohli as a replacement player for Yuvraj Singh in India's squad for the tournament.

The confirmation was conveyed to the Board of Control for Cricket in India on behalf of the event technical committee today (Wednesday).

Yuvraj fractured a finger in his right hand during India's training session at Witwatersrand University on Wednesday morning and has been advised six weeks rest.

Kohli, a 20-year-old right-handed batsman, has played in six ODIs with his last being in the final of the tri-series against Sri Lanka earlier this month. So far, he has scored 161 runs at an average of 32.32 runs.

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).

India plays its first game of the tournament proper on Saturday 26 September against Pakistan at Centurion.

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