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ICC Men’s T20 World Cup: Akeal Hosein Replaces Fabian Allen In West Indies Squad

The decision to include Hosein was taken after Allen picked up an ankle injury and was ruled out of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup.

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup: Akeal Hosein Replaces Fabian Allen In West Indies Squad
Left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein has played nine ODIs and six T20 Internationals for West Indies so far. -

Left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein was on Wednesday approved as a replacement for an injured Fabian Allen in the West Indies squad for the ongoing ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. (More Cricket News)

The Event Technical Committee of the tournament has approved Hosein as a replacement for Allen, the ICC said in a statement. Hosein, who has played nine ODIs and six T20Is, was picked after Allen was ruled out due to an ankle injury.

Hosein was a reserve as per the allowance for teams to travel with extra players in view of COVID-19 quarantine requirements. The West Indies are the defending champions, having won the last edition of the tournament in 2016 when it was held in India.

The replacement for Hosein in the reserves list will be the uncapped Gudakesh Motie. 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 tournament consists of Chris Tetley (head of events, chair), Clive Hitchcock (ICC senior cricket operations manager), Rahul Dravid and Dhiraj Malhotra (host BCCI's representatives), Simon Doull and Ian Bishop (independent members).

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