Setback for India, Yuvraj Singh Ruled Out of World T20

Huge setback for India, Yuvraj Singh ruled out of WT20.

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Yuvraj Singh has been ruled out of the World T20 due to an ankle injury. (Photo: AP)

Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has been ruled out of the World T20 due to an ankle injury ahead of India’s semi-final match against West Indies.

The left hander who was dismissed after scoring 21 runs in the crucial encounter against Australia was seen in immense pain during the match and was attended by the physio in the middle.

The ICC has confirmed that the Event Technical Committee of the ICC World Twenty20 India 2016 has approved Manish Pandey as a replacement player for Yuvraj Singh in India’s squad for the tournament,
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Manish Pandey was named standby on Monday after Yuvraj twisted his ankle while batting against Australia during India’s last encounter at Mohali.

Manish Pandey bats during a practice session ahead of their ICC World T20 semi-final match against West Indies in Mumbai (Photo: AP)
Manish Pandey bats during a practice session ahead of their ICC World T20 semi-final match against West Indies in Mumbai (Photo: AP)
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.
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Meanwhile 26-year-old Pandey has played two T20Is, which were against Zimbabwe in Harare in July last year. He has represented India in four ODIs and last represented the country in the fifth and final ODI at Sydney in the bilateral series in Australia and signed off with a maiden century.

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