India suffer massive setback ahead of remaining World Cup matches

Pacer Prasidh Krishna will replace Hardik Pandya in India’s squad

By Web Desk
November 04, 2023
Hardik Pandya suffered an ankle injury while bowling against Bangladesh. - AFP

India’s Hardik Pandya was ruled out of the ongoing ICC World Cup 2023 on Saturday after failing to recover from an ankle injury which he suffered while bowling against Bangladesh.

Pacer Prasidh Krishna will replace Pandya in India’s squad after approval from ICC’s Event Technical Committee.

“The Event Technical Committee of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 has approved Prasidh Krishna as a replacement for Hardik Pandya in the India squad,” the ICC said in a press release.

“Krishna, who has played 17 ODIs, was named as a replacement after Pandya was ruled out of the tournament, failing to recover from an injury to his left ankle during the league match against Bangladesh on 19 October.

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

The Event Technical Committee of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 consists of Wasim Khan (ICC General Manager – Cricket and ETC Chair), Chris Tetley (ICC Head of Events), Hemang Amin (Acting CEO - BCCI), Gaurav Saxena (General Manager – Operations, BCCI), Russel Arnold and Simon Doull (Independent Representatives).

India, who are at the top of the points table and have already qualified for the semis, will face second-placed South Africa in Kolkata tomorrow. 

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