Dubai: The Event Technical Committee of the ICC Women's World Cup has approved Renee Chappell as a replacement player for Jess Jonassen in the Australia squad for the tournament, beginning on January 31.
"The confirmation was conveyed to Cricket Australia on behalf of the committee. Chappell will replace Jonassen who has not recovered sufficiently from recent knee surgery and is unable to compete in the event," an ICC releases said. 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.
Chappell, is 29-years-old and currently uncapped for Australia. She is a right-handed batter and right-arm off-spin bowler from Perth and replaces Jonassen who is a left-handed batter and left-arm spinner.
The Event Technical Committee of the ICC Womens World Cup India 2013 consists of Geoff Allardice (ICC, chairman), Suru Nayak (host representative), Campbell Jamieson (IDI representative), Anjali Pendharkar (host representative), Alan Wilkins (independent nomination) and Melanie Jones (independent nomination).