New Zealand’s Antonia Hamilton injured, Emma Irwin replaces her

Antonia Hamilton has been withdrawn from the squad owing to a foot injury. The injury was sustained during the match against Rwanda in the Super Six match. The Events Technical Committee has thereby approved Emma Irwin as a replacement in the squad.

Player Profile of Antonio Hamilton - U19 New Zealand Cricketer on Female Cricket. PC: Getty Images
Player Profile of Antonio Hamilton – U19 New Zealand Cricketer on Female Cricket. PC: Getty Images

Before a replacement player may be formally added to the squad, the Event Technical Committee must approve the replacement. The ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 Event Technical Committee is made up of Sarah Edgar (Chair), ICC Senior Manager Event Operations, Snehal Pradhan, ICC Women’s Cricket Manager, Sivuyile Mqingwana, Tournament Director, Claire Terblanche (Cricket South Africa), Lydia Greenway (Independent), and Stacy-Ann King (Independent).

New Zealand carried four points from the group stage to the Super Six stage, and their victory over Rwanda brings them to six points in Group 2. Their next Super Six match will be against Pakistan on Tuesday in Potchefstroom.

The World Cup is turning out to be quite the exciting one as the Super Six stages are currently ongoing. Each Super Six group’s top two teams will advance to the semi-finals. The winner of Group 1 will face the winner of Group 2, while the runner-up in Group 1 will face the winner of Group 2. If teams finish with the same amount of points in their Super Six groups, the teams who advance to the semi-finals will be determined by “the largest number of wins in its Super Six Group,” according to tournament rules. Each Super Six group’s top two teams will advance to the semi-finals. The winner of Group 1 will face the winner of Group 2, while the runner-up in Group 1 will face the winner of Group 2.

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