Noor Ali Zadran is not available due to a hamstring injury and will be replaced by Asghar Stanikzai
The ICC has confirmed that the Event Technical Committee of the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier UAE 2013 (WT20Q) has approved a replacement player in the Afghanistan squad.
Noor Ali Zadran is not available due to a hamstring injury, and will be replaced by Asghar Stanikzai, a 26-year-old right-handed batsman.
The confirmation was conveyed to the Afghanistan squad on behalf of the committee.
Any request for a replacement requires a written submission to the Event Technical Committee. Once replaced, a player may not return to the squad save as an approved subsequent replacement for another injured or ill player.
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 World Twenty20 Qualifier UAE 2013 comprises
Geoff Allardice (Chair – ICC General Manager – Cricket), Chris Tetley (IDI Representative), Mudassar Nazar (independent nomination), David East (Emirates Cricket Board Representative), Mazhar Khan (Emirates Cricket Board Representative) and Osman Samiuddin (independent nomination).