Thursday, September 22, 2011
| News from the Camp
CLT20 Technical Committee approves a number of changes in the MI squad…
It is now officially confirmed that several key players in the Mumbai Indians team will have to give the upcoming Nokia Champions League Twenty20 a miss due to injuries. After receiving appropriate medical documentation, the Nokia Champions League Twenty20 Technical Committee has approved a number of replacements in the Mumbai Indians squad today. Andrew Symonds, Dilhara Fernando, R Satish, Sarul Kanwar and Abu Nechim Ahmed will be replacing Sachin Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Ali Murtuza, Munaf Patel and Dhawal Kulkarni. The MI Paltan will be dearly missing stars like Tendulkar and Sharma this tournament.
Additionally, the CLT20 Technical Committee has also ruled out Aditya Tare and Pawan Suyal of the 23-strong Mumbai Indians squad after receiving their medical reports. As per CLT20 rules that restrict teams to include a maximum of four overseas players in any one match, the Mumbai Indians would be unable to field a team in case another Indian player were to be ruled out on account of injury. That mentioned, the CLT20 Governing Council, taking into consideration the integrity of the tournament, has permitted Mumbai Indians to select up to five overseas players in any one game, provided all these players were contracted to play in the 2011 Season of the IPL.
The current Mumbai Indians squad consists of 14 players. However they may add another player to their squad from the remaining injury-free players if they so choose. The Mumbai Indians will play their first match of the Nokia Champions League Twenty20 against Chennai Super Kings at 8pm IST this Saturday at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
Mumbai Indians Squad for the Nokia Champions League Twenty20: Harbhajan Singh, Lasith Malinga, Andrew Symonds, James Franklin, Aiden Blizzard, Davy Jacobs, Kieron Pollard, Dilhara Fernando, R. Satish, Ambati Rayudu, Tirumalasetti Suman, Yuzvendra Chahal, Sarul Kanwar and Abu Nechim Ahmed.