DEVIKA VAIDYA REPLACES INJURED POOJA VASTRAKAR

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The event technical committee of the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 2018 has approved Devika Vaidya as a replacement for injured India player Pooja Vastrakar.

Vastrakar suffered a knee injury during a warm-up match against the Windies ahead of the 9-24 November tournament and has now been withdrawn from the squad.

The ICC event technical committee comprising Geoff Allardice, Chris Tetley, Mel Jones, Ebony Rainford-Brent, Jennifer Nero and Roland Holder permitted a replacement for her.

Vaidya is expected to join the squad in time for the semi-finals, to be played in Antigua on 22 November. In the interim, India play Australia in their last Group B league match in Guyana on Saturday to decide the group toppers with both sides having already qualified.

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