Engelbrecht to replace injured Duminy
Sybrand Engelbrecht will replace JP Duminy in the Cobras squad for the Champions League T20. It is understood that Engelbrecht's inclusion has been approved by the CLT20 technical committee comprising BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel, Sundar Raman, chief operating officer of the IPL, and MV Sridhar, BCCI general manager, cricket operations.
Engelbrecht, a 26-year old batsman who bowls offspin, made 56 for Cobras in the final of the Ram Slam T20 Challenge, South Africa's domestic T20 tournament, in February this year. He is on his way to India and will miss Cobras' opening game against Northern Districts later this evening in Raipur.
Duminy had picked up a knee injury during the one-day tri-series in Zimbabwe. He was withdrawn from the Cobras squad and did not travel to India. Like Dale Steyn, Duminy was also pulled out from the CLT20 by the CSA medical team rather than his franchise. The approval for the replacement from the CLT20 technical committee was pending as they awaited official documents confirming Duminy's injury.