World Cup 2019: ICC approves Mayank Agarwal as replacement for Vijay Shankar

The International Cricket Council, on Monday, approved Mayank Agarwal as a replacement player for Vijay Shankar in the India squad for the remainder of World Cup 2019.

ICC approved Mayank Agarwal as Vijay Shankar's replacement for World Cup 2019.   -  sudhakara jain

The International Cricket Council, on Monday, approved Mayank Agarwal as a replacement player for Vijay Shankar in the India squad for the remainder of World Cup 2019.

On Monday morning, Indian team media manager Moulin Parikh texted a message to cricket correspondents, which stated the nature of the wound and added that Mayank Agarwal is being sought as a replacement.

Parikh wrote: “Vijay Shankar sustained a non displaced fracture of the left big toe, which will require a minimum of three weeks to heal. The injury rules him out of the ongoing World Cup. The Indian team management has requested the ICC to consider Mayank Agarwal as his replacement.”

Incidentally, Shankar had sustained a similar injury earlier in the tournament but without the fracture, and the perpetrator was Bumrah. However, the niggle did not affect Shankar, who played the contests featuring Pakistan, Afghanistan and the West Indies, and against whom he scored 15 n.o., 29 and 14 respectively. He also got a crucial two for 22 in the face-off involving Pakistan at Manchester’s Old Trafford.

The replacement of a player requires the approval of the Event Technical Committee before the replacement player can be officially added to the squad.

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