The International Cricket Council's Event Technical Committee has approved pacer Chris Tremlett as a replacement for the injured Stuart Broad in England's World Cup squad.
"The ICC has confirmed the Event Technical Committee of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 has approved Chris Tremlett as a replacement player for the injured Stuart Broad in the England squad," the ICC said in a statement.
The confirmation was conveyed to the England and Wales Cricket Board on behalf of the committee. Tremlett will replace Broad who is suffering from a side strain.
Any injury-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.
Once replaced, a player may not return to the squad save as an approved subsequent replacement for another injured player.
Tremlett is a 29-year-old right-arm fast bowler and has played in 13 ODIs for England in which he has taken 15 wickets.
As with all players in the tournament, the eligibility of a replacement player is subject to approval by the ICC before that player can be officially added to the squad.
The Event Technical Committee of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 consists of David Richardson (ICC, chairman), Prof. Ratnakar Shetty (Tournament Director), Campbell Jamieson (IDI representative), Anil Kumble (host nominee), David Lloyd (independent nomination) and Sanjay Manjrekar (independent nomination).