Event Technical Committee confirms replacement

Dubai, Jan 21, 2013: The ICC has confirmed the Event Technical Committee of the ICC Women’s World Cup India 2013 has approved Renee Chappell as a replacement player for Jess Jonassen in the Australia squad for the tournament. The event is scheduled to be playing in India from 31 January to 17 February 2013.

The confirmation was conveyed to Cricket Australia on behalf of the committee. Chappell will replace Jonassen who has not recovered sufficiently from recent knee surgery 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.

Chappell, is 29-years-old and currently uncapped for Australia. She is a right-handed batter and right-arm off-spin bowler from Perth and replaces Jonassen who is a left-handed batter and left-arm spinner.

As with all players in the tournament, the eligibility of a replacement playeris 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).

A revised ICC Women’s World Cup 2013 schedule will be announced shortly.

The Women’s World Cup has been running for longer than the men’s version and was first staged in England in 1973, when it was won by the hosts, which beat Australia by 118 runs in the final at Edgbaston, Birmingham.

Since then there have been a further eight tournaments with Australia winning five of them (1978, 1982, 1988, 1997 and 2005), England winning twice (1993 and 2009) and New Zealand (2000) triumphing once.

The tournament has been staged twice each in England (1973 and 1993), India (1978 and 1997) , New Zealand (1982 and 2000) and Australia (1988 and 2009) as well as South Africa (2005).

The tournament has grown in stature after International Women’s Cricket Council merged with International Cricket Council (ICC) in 2005. It was staged under the aegis of the ICC for the first time in 2009. —- ICC

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