18 March 201507:10

Event Technical Committee approves replacement in Sri Lanka’s squad

Tharindu Kaushal will replace Rangana Herath

Event Technical Committee approves replacement in Sri Lanka’s squad - Cricket News

Herath needed stitches into the index finger of his bowling hand in the match against England.

The ICC has confirmed that the Event Technical Committee of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 has approved Tharindu Kaushal as a replacement player for Rangana Herath in Sri Lanka’s squad for the knockout stage of the tournament.

Herath needed stitches into the index finger of his bowling hand in the match against England and because he has not trained properly for 16 days, and is still unfit, he has been ruled out of further participation in the tournament.

Kaushal, the 22-year-old off-spinner, has played just one Test which was against New Zealand in Wellington last year.

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).

Sri Lanka will take on South Africa in the first quarter-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Wednesday.