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Nikita Miller to replace Sunil Narine

Jamaica Observer

Nikita Miller to replace Sunil Narine

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – The International Cricket Council (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 February 14.

Narine reportedly 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, ICC said in a release Thursday.

The West Indies is reportedly in Pool B of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 along with defending champions India, Ireland, former winner Pakistan, African rivals South Africa and Zimbabwe, and qualifier United Arab Emirates (UAE).

ICC noted that the West Indies will play its opening match against Ireland at Saxton Oval in Nelson on February 16. (Jamaica Observer)