The ICC has confirmed that the Event Technical Committee of the ICC World Twenty20 India 2016 has approved Nicola Carey as a replacement player for Grace Harris in Australia’s women’s squad for the tournament, which will run from 15 March to 3 April.
Harris is suffering from Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and was unable to depart Australia.
Carey is awaiting for her T20I debut but scored a match winning 36 not out in her first Women’s National Cricket League appearance. She had earned a last minute call-up for the ICC WWT20 2012 when Sarah Coyte fell ill but didn’t feature in the tournament. Performances during 2014-15 helped her selection to Australia’s Shooting Stars team which played England Academy in Dubai in early 2015. Carey also helped Sydney Thunder win the inaugural Women’s Big Bash League competition, scoring 168 runs and taking 16 wickets in 16 matches.
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.
The Event Technical Committee of the ICC World Twenty20 India 2016 is Geoff Allardice (ICC General Manager – Cricket, Chairman), Anurag Thakur (host representative), MV Sridhar (Tournament Director), Campbell Jamieson (IBC representative & ICC General Manager – Commercial), and Ian Bishop and Nick Knight ((independent nominees).
Australia, bidding to win the title for the fourth successive time, is in Group A along with Ireland, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and South Africa, and will open its title defence against South Africa in Nagpur on Friday, 18 March.