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Sunday, March 06, 2011

World Cup 2011 - 15 players for a team

Why does ICC mandate that only fifteen players have to be selected for the World Cup? With the amount of money that all teams make in this sport, it does not cost much more to have additional players to travel along with the team, even though they are not part of the official squad. If so, why does the ICC mandate only fifteen players to be announced?

England has a player (Chris Tremlett) in their squad who is extra insurance for any player who might be injured. Today, we have seen the announcement of Dirk Nannes who has been added in similar capacity to the Australian team. Interesting, isnt it?

Another point in the same article referred above is the case of Michael Hussey. He was dropped from the initial squad because of injury. But, he went back to the domestic competition and proved that he was fit. Now, when a bowler is injured (Dougie Bollinger), Hussey makes a comeback. Obviously, after the warm-up matches, the Australian team management realized that their team was suspect against spin and wanted Hussey to be back to bolster the team. Is there nothing in the rule that says that only a bowler can replace a bowler, not a batsman?

Wonder if the lack of response would have been the same if an Asian player replaced thus? What do you think?
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