London: South African cricketer Trisha Chetty has been ruled out of the ongoing International Cricket Council (ICC) World T20 due to recurrence of a back injury.
The wicket-keeper will be replaced by Faye Tunnicliffe for the remaining of the tournament.
South African coach Hilton Moreeng has expressed disappointment over the development and termed it as “unfortunate.”
“It has been very frustrating for us as a team. You have to feel for a player like Trisha Chetty who has worked extremely hard and recovered well to get here. It’s really unfortunate, it’s something that’s reoccurred and we couldn’t control,” ESPNcricinfo.com quoted Moreeng, as saying.
“We wish her a speedy recovery. After speaking to her, after we got all of the medical reports, you could tell it was very frustrating and disappointing for her as well,” she added.
The coach further praised the skills of Tunnicliffe and hoped for a good performance in the tournament.
“Faye Tunnicliffe who is coming in to replace Trish is one of the promising young wicket-keepers that we have in the country. She is also familiar with the conditions, she was with us on the last tour,” she said.
“We know that we are in a tough group and we’re ready for that. At the end of the day, we can only control what we can, we just need to stay focused,” she concluded.