The International Cricket Council has confirmed that the Event Technical Committee of the ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014 has approved Craig Kieswetter as a replacement player for Luke Wright in the England men's squad for the tournament. The tournament runs until April 6. England clash with New Zealand in their opening Super-10 stage match in Chittagong on Saturday.
Twenty20 specialist Wright has a right side strain and, therefore, has been ruled out of the tournament. Kieswetter, 26, has represented England in 25 T20Is in which he has scored 526 runs at a healthy strike-rate of almost 112. His last T20I was against New Zealand in Pallekele at the World Twenty20 Sri Lanka 2012.
The replacement of a player requires the approval of the Event Technical Committee before the replacement player can be officially added to the squad.