Twenty20 World Cup: England's Chris Woakes replaces injured Ben Stokes

Updated: 15 March 2014 10:47 IST

Ben Stokes has fractured his right wrist and Chris Woakes - with the experience of just four Twenty20 matches at the international arena - has been called in to replace him.

Dhaka:

All-rounder Chris Woakes on Saturday, replaced an injured Ben Stokes in the England squad for the ICC World Twenty20 as Event Technical Committee of the tournament has approved the change.

The event is beginning from Sunday with the qualifiers while England are set to open their campaign in the Super 10 stage match against New Zealand on March 22.

Stokes has sustained a fracture to his right wrist and has been ruled out of the tournament. (Also read: Jonathan Trott expresses 'guilt' over sudden Ashes exit)

Woakes, 25, has played four T20Is in which he has scored 37 runs and has also claimed two wickets. His last T20I was against New Zealand at The Oval in June 2013.

The replacement of a player requires the approval of the Event Technical Committee before the replacement player can be officially added to the squad. (Suggested read: Sammy says tough for West Indies to defend title)

The Event Technical Committee of the ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014 consists of Geoff Allardice (ICC, chairman), Campbell Jamieson (IDI representative),  Mahbubul Anam (BCB Director), Khaled Mahmud Sujan (BCB Director and former captain), Russel Arnold (independent nominee) and Mpumelelo Mbangwa (independent nominee).

Topics : Cricket
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