Pradeep infected with chickenpox, Rajitha added to Sri Lanka’s World Cup squad

Sri Lanka fast bowler Nuwan Pradeep has been ruled out of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 after contracting chickenpox

Sri Lanka fast bowler Kasun Rajitha replaces Nuwan Pradeep at the World Cup

The ICC has confirmed that the Event Technical Committee of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 has approved Kasun Rajitha as a replacement player for Nuwan Pradeep in the Sri Lanka squad for the remainder of the tournament.

Fast bowler Pradeep has been infected with Chickenpox which has ruled him out of further participation in the event.

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 2019 consists of Geoff Allardice (ICC, ETC chairman), Campbell Jamieson (ICC representative), Steve Elworthy (CWC representative), Alan Fordham (host representative), Harsha Bhogle and Kumar Sangakkara (both independent representatives).

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