Bad weather conditions wash out the third day of the U19CWC warm-ups.
Incessant rain rules out start of play at all four venues in Christchurch
England player Lammonby’s replacement Woods approved by ICC
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The four practice matches scheduled for today were washed out with incessant rains across Christchurch, where teams are preparing for the upcoming ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2018.
In the matches scheduled for the day, Afghanistan were to play Namibia, Bangladesh were to take on Pakistan, New Zealand were pitted against Papua New Guinea and defending champions the Windies were to play Zimbabwe.
Afghanistan, Pakistan, New Zealand and the Windies had all warmed-up for the 16-team tournament with wins on Monday, the first day of the warm-up matches.
The last set of practice matches tomorrow will see former champions Australia and South Africa play each other, Canada take on Ireland, India play Kenya and England face Sri Lanka.
Meanwhile, the Event Technical Committee of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2017 has approved Euan Woods as a replacement player for Thomas Lammonby in the England squad for the tournament.
Lammonby, a left-handed batsman who bowls left-arm medium pace, suffered an injury to his left hand during practice. Woods is also a left-hander who bowls off-spin.
The replacement of a player requires the approval of the Event Technical Committee before the replacement player can be officially added to the squad.
The Event Technical Committee of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2018 consists of Geoff Allardice (ICC, ETC chairman), Chris Tetley (ICC representative), Brendan Bourke (Host Tournament Director), Catherine Campbell (Host Nominee), Tom Moody and Ian Bishop (both independent nominees).
Australia v South Africa, Hagley Park No. 4, Christchurch
Canada v Ireland, Christ’s College, Christchurch
England v Sri Lanka, Lincoln Green, Christchurch
India v Kenya, Hagley Park 5, Christchurch