26 March 201117:05

McKay confirmed as Mills' replacement

The ICC confirmed that the Event Technical Committee of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 has approved Andy McKay as a replacement player for the injured Kyle Mills

McKay confirmed as Mills' replacement - Cricket News

New Zealand's new replacement bowler Andy McKay.

The ICC has confirmed the Event Technical Committee of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 has approved Andy McKay as a replacement player for the injured Kyle Mills in the New Zealand squad for the tournament.

The confirmation was conveyed to New Zealand Cricket on behalf of the committee on Saturday. Mills strained his left quadricep in New Zealand's group match against Canada on 13 March.

Any injury or illness-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 or illness. Once replaced, a player may not return to the squad save as an approved subsequent replacement for another injured or ill player.

Mills is the second player to be replaced due to injury in the New Zealand squad for the event. McKay is a 30-year-old left-arm medium-fast bowler from Auckland who has represented New Zealand in 13 ODIs claiming 19 wickets to date. McKay is due to arrive in Sri Lanka on Sunday from New Zealand.

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).