Vasu Vats to replace Manav Parakh in India squad at ICC U19 Cricket World Cup
Dubai, January 22, 2022
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed that the Event Technical Committee of the ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup 2022 has approved Vasu Vats as a replacement for Manav Parakh in the India squad.
Vats is a temporary replacement for Parakh who has tested positive for COVID-19 and is undergoing a period of isolation.
A COVID replacement can be temporary, in that once the player has recovered he would be eligible to return to the squad in position of the player that replaced him, an ICC press release said.
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 consists of the Chair Chris Tetley (ICC Head of Events), Ben Leaver (ICC Senior Event Manager), Fawwaz Baksh (Tournament Director), Roland Holder (CWI Representative) Alan Wilkins and Russel Arnold (both independent representatives).
India are playing Uganda today in their group B match at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Trinidad and Tobago.