ICC Cricket World Cup 2023: England fast bowler Reece Topley’s replacement announced
Reece Topley has been ruled out of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 with finger injury.
On Saturday, 21st October, in England’s game against South Africa in Mumbai, England fast bowler Reece Topley injured his finger and has been ruled out of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.
On Sunday, 22nd October, England Cricket Board made an official announcement ruling out Reece Topley of the tournament. Topley will now fly back to England and start his rehabilitation procedure.
England head coach Matthew Mott also revealed on Saturday, Jofra Archer won’t be considered to replace Reece Topley in the squad for the ongoing tournament.
ICC approves Reece Topley’s replacement:
On Monday, 23rd October, The Event Technical Committee of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 has approved Brydon Carse as a replacement for Reece Topley in the England squad.
Carse, who has played 12 ODIs, was named as a replacement as Topley was ruled out of the tournament after breaking his left index finger during England’s match against South Africa on Saturday.
The replacement of a player requires the approval of the Event Technical Committee before the replacement 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).