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Hazell called up by England women

Danielle Hazell
Hazell hopes to help England complete a world double

All-rounder Danielle Hazell has been called into the England Women's squad for the ICC World Twenty20 tournament.

The uncapped 21-year-old from Yorkshire replaces Somerset's Anya Shrubsole, who is suffering from a back injury.

The decision was taken after receiving reports from medical staff and Shrubsole will now undergo a scan.

"We are obviously hugely disappointed that Anya has been withdrawn from the England squad," said Clare Connor, the head of English women's cricket.

"However, we want to ensure that Anya, who is still only 17 years old, has 10 successful years ahead of her playing for England."

Connor added: "The advice of the ECB's chief medical officer and the England Women's physiotherapist was utterly clear and now the experts will work on a rehab programme for Anya to follow once we know the results of her scan."

Hazell was among four named reserves for the squad and her performances in practice matches at Loughborough last week earned her the call-up from the selectors.

England won the World Cup in Australia earlier this year and will begin their bid for a second trophy against India at Taunton on 11 June.

Pakistan and Sri Lanka are the other sides in England's group with the top two going through to the semi-finals, which will be played before the men's semis at Trent Bridge and The Oval on 18-19 June.

The tournament will end with both finals at Lord's on 21 June.



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Women's World Twenty20 2009
21 Jun 09 |  Women's cricket


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