The Event Technical Committee at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup has approved Scotland’s request to add travelling reserve Michael Jones to their playing squad as a replacement for injured Josh Davey.
Jones has been called up after it was decided that Davey, who missed the match against New Zealand with a groin injury, would not recover in time to play in the rest of the competition. He took nine wickets in the five matches he played in this World Cup and was named player of the match in the victory over Oman. Travelling reserve Chris Sole has also been ruled out due to a hand injury.
Right hand batter Jones, who has played nine ODIs for Scotland, is in the UAE per the allowance for teams to travel with extra players in view of COVID-19 quarantine requirements.
“Unfortunately Josh has been ruled out of the competition due to a persistent groin issue. He has been a top performer during this period and we wish him a speedy recovery,” said Scotland Head Coach Shane Burger. “Chris has fractured a hand and will also be ruled out for the rest of the competition.”
Scotland have two matches left in their World Cup campaign as they play India on Friday and Pakistan on Sunday.