The ICC has confirmed that the Event Technical Committee of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 has approved Steven Finn as a replacement player for Chris Woakes in the England squad for the tournament.
Woakes sustained a left side strain during England’s eight-wicket victory over Bangladesh in the tournament opener on Thursday, 1 June.
Finn, 28, has represented England in 68 One-Day Internationals and taken 102 wickets. He is presently ranked 32nd on the MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings for ODI Bowlers.
The replacement of a player requires the approval of the Event Technical Committee before the replacement player can be officially added to the squad.
The Event Technical Committee of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 consists of Geoff Allardice (ICC, chairman), Campbell Jamieson (IDI representative), Steve Elworthy (Tournament Director), Alan Fordham (host representative), Sourav Ganguly and Michael Slater (both independent nominees).