File photos: Pakistani batter Fakhar Zaman (left) and wicketkeeper batter Mohammad Haris.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Haris will replace key batsman Fakhar Zaman in the side for the T20 World Cup crucial match against South Africa to be played on Thursday (today).

The event technical committee (ETC) of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 has approved Haris as a replacement for Zaman, who was ruled out of today’s match due to a right knee injury that has aggravated.

Haris’s name was suggested as Zaman’s replacement but an approval was required from the ETC before the player could be officially added to the squad.

The ETC consists of ICC General Manager — Cricket (Chair) Wasim Khan, ICC Head of Events Chris Tetley, Cricket Australia’s Peter Roach, Shane Doyle from Men’s T20 World Cup Local Organising Committee and Shaun Pollockand Ian Bishop as independent members.

The 32-year-old Zaman had sustained a posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) during the Asia Cup 2022, seven weeks ago, after which he went into extensive rehabilitation. He joined the squad after being declared fit but he, unfortunately, twisted his knee that aggravated the injury he sustained in Asia Cup.

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