Tuffey ruled out of cup

New Zealand fast bowler Daryl Tuffey has been ruled out of the World Cup with an injury to his right arm. They hope to be able to replace him with Chris Martin.

The injury occured in New Zealand’s win over Canada yesterday, where Tuffey bowled six overs at a cost of 40. Team manager Lindsay Crocker confirmed the news to reporters: “Yesterday, unfortunately, Daryl Tuffey injured himself during the course of the match. Our understanding, having gone to the doctor yesterday, is that he won’t be able to take any further part in the tournament and so we need to replace him. We need to go through procedures with ICC to put that into effect.”

“He’s not officially out of the tournament yet but we know he can’t take any further part in the tournament and we will be looking to replace him once we get confirmation during the course of the day. We are looking to get Chris Martin in. Hopefully, he’ll be here on Sunday but we need to confirm that with ICC first.”

Tuffey has missed two years of international cricket with an injury to the same arm, but as Crocker explained this is not a direct recurrence: “It’s the same arm but a slightly different injury. It’s in the bicep itself rather than the attachment of the bicep muscle to the shoulder.”

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