Lammonby broke his hand in training and has been ruled out of the tournament
England Under 19s cricketer Tom Lammonby, who was picked in the squad for the 2018 ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup, has been ruled out of the tournament after he broke his hand in training.
Euan Woods has been named as a replacement for Lammonby. The latter is a 17-year-old a left-handed middle-order batsman who bowls left-arm medium pace, while Woods is a left-handed batsman who bowls off-spin.
The tournament's Event Technical Committee has confirmed Wood as Lammonby's replacement, which is a necessary precondition for a player to be added to a squad.
The committee consists of Geoff Allardice (ICC, ETC chairman), Chris Tetley (ICC representative), Brendan Bourke (Host Tournament Director), Catherine Campbell (Host Nominee), Tom Moody and Ian Bishop (both independent nominees).
Reacting to his injury, Lammonby gave the following statement on social media, "Sadly I am having to leave New Zealand and the ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup before my tournament has begun. [I’ve] only been here a week but it’s been good fun and [is] such an amazing place. I’m sure the lads will tear up and bring home the trophy but for now, I’ll be watching and supporting from back home."
Lammonby was a part of the England Under 19s squad picked for the tri-nation under 19s tournament in South Africa, which also featured Namibia Under 19s. He scored 62 not out and 35 not out against South Africa Under 19s and Namibia Under 19s respectively, before being dismissed for 8 in the final against the hosts.
The Somerset cricketer has also played in the Under 19s ODI series against India in August and had returns of 31, 50, 24, 30* and 16. India Under 19s won the five-match series 5-0.
The 19-year-old Woods was born in Berkshire, Reading and is yet to represent England Under 19s.
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