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Last Updated: Friday, 16 March 2007, 13:13 GMT
Scotland captain to miss SA match
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Wright will make a return to the Scottish camp after the funeral
Scotland captain Craig Wright has flown home from the World Cup following the death of his aunt, but will return to St Kitts after attending her funeral.

Batsman Ryan Watson will take over as captain against South Africa, a match Wright will miss, but the medium-pacer will lead against the Netherlands.

Wright led Scotland to victory at the Intercontinental Cup and ICC Trophy and removed Ricky Ponting on Tuesday.

His absence could give Dewald Nel a chance to make his World Cup debut.

Scotland opener Fraser Watts spoke of the sympathy for Wright among the team-mates he has temporarily left behind.

"It's Craig's first World Cup - and he has worked very, very hard to get here," he said.

"It's such a great shame for him that he lost his auntie and will miss the South Africa game. Obviously, your family comes first in these situations.

"We are thinking of him at the moment - and when we play on Tuesday we will be thinking of him.

"Wrighty has his own way of doing things - and so does Ryan. But they are both good captains, both experienced guys who know exactly what they are doing."



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