Simmons replaces Fletcher in West Indies squad

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New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday confirmed the approval of Lendl Simmons as a replacement for the injured Andre Fletcher in the West Indies squad for the ongoing World T20 tournament.

Fletcher pulled a right hamstring during the match against Afghanistan in Nagpur on Sunday and has been ruled out of further participation in the tournament, an ICC statement said.

The 31-year-old Simmons has represented the West Indies in eight Tests, 68 One-Days and 34 T20 Internationals. In the shortest version of the game, he has scored 761 runs at a strike-rate of just under 114.

Simmons was a member of the West Indies side which won the World Twenty20 in 2012 and played his last T20I against South Africa in Durban in January 2015.

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The West Indies will take on host and 2007 champion India at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday in a semi-final.

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