The Event Technical Committee for the ICC Champions Trophy approved a request from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to replace injured batting ace Sachin Tendulkar with Rohan Gavaskar.
Gavaskar, part of the 15-member Indian squad that was fielded for the Holland tri-series and the NatWest Challenge, was retained in the side for the Champions Trophy after Tendulkar was ruled out of the September 10-25 tournament due to a tennis elbow.
Grounds for countries seeking player replacements are classified as either medical -- injury or illness -- or exceptional. Once a player is replaced in the squad, he can no longer take any part in the tournament.
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