11 February 201111:38

Duffin confirmed as replacement for Mawoyo

The ICC has confirmed the Event Technical Committee of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 has approved Terry Duffin as a replacement player for the injured Tinotenda Mawoyo in the Zimbabwe squad for the tournam

Duffin confirmed as replacement for Mawoyo - Cricket News

Zimbabwean cricketer Terry Duffin.

The ICC has confirmed the Event Technical Committee of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 has approved Terry Duffin as a replacement player for the injured Tinotenda Mawoyo in the Zimbabwe squad for the tournament.

The confirmation was conveyed to the Zimbabwe Cricket on behalf of the committee. Duffin will replace Mawoyo, who is suffering from an abdominal muscle tear. The injured player was declared unfit by his board and, as a result, the ZC chose to seek a replacement for the entire event.

Duffin, a 28-year-old left-handed batsman, has played two Tests and 23 ODIs in which he has scored 80 and 546 runs, respectively.

Mawoyo is the seventh player to be replaced in the tournament after compatriot Sean Ervine, Nathan Hauritz, Michael Hussey (both Australia), Praveen Kumar of India, England’s Eoin Morgan and Sohail Tanvir of Pakistan were earlier ruled-out.

Any injury-based replacement requires a written submission to the Event Technical Committee along with a diagnosis from a medical practitioner as to the extent of the injury. Once replaced, a player cannot return to the squad.

As with all players in the tournament, the eligibility of a replacement player is subject to approval by the ICC before that player can be officially added to the squad.

The Event Technical Committee of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 consists of David Richardson (ICC, chairman), Prof. Ratnakar Shetty (Tournament Director), Campbell Jamieson (IDI representative), Anil Kumble (host nominee), David Lloyd (independent nomination) and Sanjay Manjrekar (independent nomination).