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South Africa’s Dale Steyn ruled out of World Cup

LONDON: South African fast bowler Dale Steyn has been ruled out of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. The International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed that the Event Technical Committee of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 has approved Beuran Hendricks as a replacement player for Dale Steyn in the South Africa squad for the remainder of the tournament. Dale Steyn suffered a second shoulder injury which has not responded to treatment and has ruled him out of bowling for the foreseeable future. His replacement Hendricks is a left-arm fast bowler. The replacement of a player requires the approval of the Event Technical Committee before the replacement player can be officially added to the squad. —AFP

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