Cuttack, Feb 4 (IBNS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed the Event Technical Committee of the ICC Women's World Cup (WC) India 2013 has approved Sune' Luus as a replacement player for Dinesha Devnarain in the South Africa squad for the tournament. The event is currently being played in India and concludes on 17 February 2013.
The confirmation was conveyed to Cricket South Africa on behalf of the committee. Luus has replaced Devnarain who has had to return to South Africa for personal reasons and is unable to compete in the event.
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.
Luus, is 17-years-old and has represented South Africa in two ODIs and represent Northerns Women when playing domestic cricket.
She is a right-handed batter and a legbreak spinner from Pretoria and replaces Devnarain who is a right-handed batter and right-arm medium-pacer.
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 Women's World Cup India 2013 consists of Geoff Allardice (ICC, chairman), Suru Nayak (host representative), Campbell Jamieson (IDI representative), Anjali Pendharkar (host representative), Alan Wilkins (independent nomination) and Melanie Jones (independent nomination).