New Zealand Change

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- The ICC has confirmed the event technical committee of the ICC Champions Trophy 2009 has approved a change in the New Zealand squad for the tournament.

Aaron Redmond will replace Jesse Ryder for the Black Caps. Ryder was forced out of the squad due to an injury to his left groin sustained during his side's 38-run victory over Sri Lanka at the Wanderers on Sunday.

The confirmation of Ryder's replacement was conveyed to New Zealand Cricket (NZC) on behalf of the committee later the same day. Redmond, the 30-year-old right-hander has played seven Tests and three T20Is for New Zealand, but has never before represented his country in an ODI.

The event technical committee of the ICC Champions Trophy 2009 consists of David Richardson (ICC General Manager - Cricket and event technical committee chairman), Don McIntosh (tournament director), Campbell Jamieson (representative of IDI, the ICC's commercial arm which runs major ICC events), Mike Gajjar (CSA representative), Sanjay Manjrekar (independent nomination) and Nick Knight (independent nomination).

New Zealand will play its next match against England at the Wanderers on Tuesday needing victory to be sure of progressing to the semi-final.