20 March 201122:39

Event Technical Committee confirms replacement player in New Zealand squad

Bennett becomes the first player to be replaced due to injury in the New Zealand squad for the event

Event Technical Committee confirms replacement player in New Zealand squad - Cricket News

New Zealand batsman Jacob Oram.

The ICC has confirmed the Event Technical Committee of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 has approved Daryl Tuffey as a replacement player for the injured Hamish Bennett in the New Zealand squad for the tournament.

The confirmation was conveyed to New Zealand Cricket on behalf of the committee on Sunday. Bennett suffered an injury to his left ankle and Achilles tendon while bowling during New Zealand’s loss to Sri Lanka in Mumbai on 18 March.

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 may not return to the squad save as an approved subsequent replacement for another injured player.

Bennett is the first player to be replaced due to injury in the New Zealand squad for the event. Tuffey is a 32-year-old right-arm medium-fast bowler who has represented New Zealand in 94 ODIs, claiming 110 wickets to date.

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).