T20: Jones replaces Rowe in women's squad

Last Updated: Thu, Sep 13, 2012 08:53 hrs

Colombo, Sept 13 (IBNS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed the Event Technical Committee of the ICC Women's World Twenty20 Sri Lanka 2012 has approved Amy Jones as a replacement player for Susie Rowe in the England squad for the tournament.

The women's event will be staged in Galle from 26 September to 1 October with the semi-finals and the finals to be played before the men's semi-finals and final at R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on 4, 5 and 7 October, respectively.

The confirmation was conveyed to the England and Wales Cricket Board on behalf of the committee. Jones will replace Rowe who sustained a fracture to her left thumb while playing for England Women against the West Indies Women at Old Trafford on 10 September.

Any injury or illness-based replacement requires a written submission to the event technical committee along with a diagnosis from a medical practitioner as to the extent of the injury or illness. Once replaced, a player may not return to the squad save as an approved subsequent replacement for another injured or ill player.

Nineteen-year-old Jones, a right-handed batter from Warwickshire, has yet to win a cap for the senior women's team but has represented England Women at U19 level.

As with all players in the tournament, the eligibility of a replacement player is subject to approval by the ICC before that player can be officially added to the squad.

The Event Technical Committee of the ICC World Twenty20 Sri Lanka 2012 consists of Geoff Allardice (ICC, chairman), Ajit Jayasekera (host representative), Campbell Jamieson (IDI representative), Ashley D'Silva (host representative), David Lloyd (independent nomination) and Ramiz Raja (independent nomination).

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