ICC approves Nikita Miller as replacement for Sunil Narine in West Indies’ squad for World Cup
The ICC has confirmed that the Event Technical Committee of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 has approved Nikita Miller as a replacement player for Sunil Narine in West Indies’ squad for the tournament, which starts on 14 February.
Narine withdrew from the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 earlier this week after he felt he required more time to be able to confidently bowl for a sustained period in international cricket with his new action.
The 32-year-old Miller has represented the West Indies in 45 One-Day Internationals and has taken 40 wickets with his left-arm spin. His last ODI was against England in March 2014.
The replacement was approved as an exceptional circumstance.
The Event Technical Committee of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 is Geoff Allardice (ICC General Manager – Cricket, Chairman), Campbell Jamieson (ICC General Manager – Commercial), John Harnden (Chief Executive, CWC 2015 LOC), Gavin Larsen (Cricket Operations Manager, New Zealand), Russel Arnold and Sanjay Manjrekar (independent nominees).
The West Indies in in Pool B of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 along with defending champion India, Ireland, former winner Pakistan, African rivals South Africa and Zimbabwe, and qualifier United Arab Emirates (UAE). The West Indies will play its opening match against Ireland at Saxton Oval in Nelson on 16 February.