Johannesburg:ICC event technical committee have allowed New Zealand to replace Jesse Ryder by Aaron Redmond in the ongoing Champions Trophy.
Ryder was forced out of the squad after suffering an injury to his left groin during his side's 38-run victory over Sri Lanka at the Wanderers yesterday and the all-rounder will now be replaced by Redmond.
The confirmation of Ryder's replacement was conveyed to New Zealand Cricket (NZC) on behalf of the committee later on Sunday.
The 30-year-old right-hander Redmond has played seven Tests and three T20Is for New Zealand, but has never before represented his country in an ODI.
New Zealand will play its next match against England at the Wanderers tomorrow needing a victory to be sure of progressing to the semi-final.
The event technical committee of the ICC Champions Trophy 2009 consists of David Richardson (ICC General Manager Cricket and event technical committee chairman), Don McIntosh (tournament director), Campbell Jamieson (representative of IDI, the ICCs commercial arm which runs major ICC events), Mike Gajjar (CSA representative), Sanjay Manjrekar (independent nomination) and Nick Knight (independent nomination).