Colombo: The ICC's Event Technical Committee has approved Amy Jones as a replacement player for Susie Rowe in the England squad for the upcoming Women's World Twenty20 here.
Jones has replaced Rowe, who sustained a fracture to her left thumb while playing for England Women against the West Indies Women at Old Trafford on September 10. The 19-year-old Jones, a right-handed batter from Warwickshire, has yet to win a cap for the senior women's team but has represented England Women at U19 level.
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.
As with all players in the tournament, the eligibility of a replacement player is subject to approval by the ICC before that player can be officially added to the squad.
The women's event will be staged in Galle from September 26 to October 1 with the semi-finals and the finals to be played before the men's semi-finals and final at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on October 4, 5 and 7, respectively.