West Indies name replacement for Bravo

Johnson Charles called into squad for injured batsman

Injured batsman Darren Bravo has been replaced by Johnson Charles in the West Indies’ Cricket World Cup squad.

The change was approved by the ICC’s Event Technical Committee after West Indian officials put in the request due to the hamstring injury Bravo picked up in his side’s win over Pakistan in Christchurch.

Charles, a 26-year-old top order batsman, has played 30 ODIs in which he has scored 869 runs with two centuries and as many half-centuries.

His last ODI was against New Zealand in Hamilton in January 2014.

Any injury or illness-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 or illness. Once replaced, a player may not return to the squad save as an approved subsequent replacement for another injured or ill player.

The West Indies next match is against India in Perth on March 6.