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Sneh Rana approved as replacement player ahead of World Cup semifinal

With India suffering two crucial blows - Harmanpreet Kaur and Pooja Vastrakar - ahead of the Women's T20 World Cup semifinal vs Australia, one replacement player has been approved.

Sneh Rana

Sneh Rana (File Photo/AP)


The Bridge Desk

Updated: 23 Feb 2023 8:53 AM GMT

Sneh Rana has been added to the Indian women's squad ahead of Thursday's T20 World Cup semifinal against Australia.

The Event Technical Committee of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 has approved Sneh Rana as a replacement for Pooja Vastrakar in the India squad, said a release from ICC hours before the semifinal.

Rana, who has played 47 international matches including 24 T20Is, was named as a replacement player after Vastrakar was ruled out due to an upper respiratory tract infection. According to reports, both Vastrakar and Harmanpreet had to be taken to hospital for checks before the all-important semifinal.

The replacement of a player requires the approval of the Event Technical Committee before the replacement player can be officially added to the squad.

The Event Technical Committee of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 consists of Chris Tetley (Chair, ICC Head of Events), Russell Adams (Tournament Director), Snehal Pradhan (ICC Women’s Cricket Manager), Mike Gajjar (Cricket South Africa representative), Ian Bishop and Lisa Sthalekar (both independent).

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