06 March 201509:49

Event Technical Committee approves replacement in Bangladesh’s squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Anamul Haque, who suffered a shoulder injury during the match against Scotland has been ruled out of the tournament and will be replaced by Imrul Kayes

Event Technical Committee approves replacement in Bangladesh’s squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 - Cricket News

Imrul Kayes has played 53 ODIs in which he has scored 1,390 runs at just under 27 with one century and 10 half-centuries.

The ICC has confirmed that the Event Technical Committee of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 has approved Imrul Kayes as a replacement player for Anamul Haque Bijoy in Bangladesh’s squad for the tournament.

Anamul suffered a shoulder injury during his side’s six wickets victory over Scotland in Nelson on Thursday and has been ruled out of the tournament.

The 28-year-old Imrul has played 53 ODIs in which he has scored 1,390 runs at just under 27 with one century and 10 half-centuries. His last ODI for Bangladesh was against Zimbabwe in November 2014.

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.

The Event Technical Committee of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 is Geoff Allardice (ICC General Manager – Cricket, Chairman), Campbell Jamieson (ICC General Manager – Commercial), John Harnden (Chief Executive, CWC 2015 LOC), Gavin Larsen (Cricket Operations Manager, New Zealand), Russel Arnold and Sanjay Manjrekar (independent nominees).

Bangladesh is in Pool A of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 along with co-hosts Australia and New Zealand, England, Sri Lanka and qualifiers Afghanistan and Scotland. Bangladesh is currently sitting on five points from four matches and will play England in its fifth pool match in Adelaide on Monday, 9 March.