Mumbai, Mar 26(ANI): The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Saturday approved fast bowler Andy McKay as a replacement player for injured Kyle Mills in New Zealand's 15-man World Cup squad.
The confirmation was conveyed to New Zealand Cricket on behalf of ICC's Event Technical Committee.
McKay is due to arrive in Sri Lanka on Sunday from New Zealand.
Mills had strained his left quadricep in New Zealand's Group A game against Canada on March 13.
The 32-year-old is the second player to be replaced due to injury in the New Zealand squad for the event.
Any injury-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.
Once replaced, a player may not return to the squad save as an approved subsequent replacement for another injured player.
As with all players in the tournament, the eligibility of a replacement player is subject to approval by the ICC before that player can be officially added to the squad.
The Event Technical Committee consists of David Richardson (ICC Chairman), Professor Ratnakar Shetty (Tournament Director), Campbell Jamieson (IDI representative), Anil Kumble (host nominee), David Lloyd (independent nomination) and Sanjay Manjrekar (independent nomination). (ANI)