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Wright is ruled out

Calcutta: England all-rounder Luke Wright has been ruled out of the World T20 with a side strain on Saturday.

Barely hours before the already-depleted English side began their Super 10 campaign against New Zealand in Chittagong, 29-year-old Wright joined Joe Root and Ben Stokes in being forced out of the former winners’ squad with injury.

“The Event Technical Committee ... has approved Craig Kieswetter as a replacement player for Luke Wright in the England men’s squad,” the (ICC) said in a statement.

Like Wright, South Africa-born Kieswetter was part of England’s 2010 World Twenty20 winning side.

Wright tweeted: “Absolutely gutted to be leaving the World Cup injured. Hard to take but silver lining is I will now be at the birth of my second child.”