Afghanistan‘s Sayed Ahmad Shirzad has replaced Aftab Alam and will play for the team in the remaining part of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup. The Event Technical Committee of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 has approved Sayed Ahmad Shirzad as a replacement player for Aftab Alam in Afghanistan’s squad for the remainder of the tournament, confirmed ICC on Thursday. Alam has played 27 ODIs and has 41 wickets to his name in the format. During World Cup clash against India, Alam bowled seven overs and took one wicket while conceding 54 runs. Also Read - IPL 2020 Points Table Today Latest Update After CSK vs KKR, Match 49: Mumbai Indians Become 1st Team to Qualify For Playoffs After Chennai Super Kings Beat Kolkata Knight Riders; KL Rahul Retains Orange Cap, Kagiso Rabada Leads Purple Cap Tally

Alam has been replaced under exceptional circumstances. 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 Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 consists of Geoff Allardice (ICC, ETC chairman), Campbell Jamieson (ICC representative), Steve Elworthy (CWC representative), Alan Fordham (host representative), Harsha Bhogle and Kumar Sangakkara (both independent representatives). Also Read - CSK vs KKR 2020, IPL Today Match Report: Ruturaj Gaikwad Fifty, Ravindra Jadeja Blitzkrieg Help Chennai Super Kings Clinch Thriller vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Send Mumbai Indians Into Playoffs

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