Dubai, Dushmantha Chameera has been officially approved as a substitute for Lahiru Kumara in the Sri Lanka team for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. Kumara, sidelined by a left thigh muscle injury incurred during training in Pune, necessitated the change in the roster.
According to a news release by the International Cricket Council, the decision to replace a player, in this instance with Chameera, who boasts a history of 44 ODIs, mandates the sanction of the Event Technical Committee. This committee is tasked with overseeing any player replacements before they are formally integrated into their respective squads.
The Event Technical Committee for this edition of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup is composed of several eminent figures in the cricketing arena, including 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), and independent representatives Russel Arnold and Simon Doull.