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WC: Renee replaces Jess in Oz squad

Posted on Jan 21, 06:08PM | IBNS

The International Cricket Council (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.

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.