Chris Tremlett to replace injured Stuart Broad

The England World Cup squad confirm fast bowler Broad has a side strain and will return to the UK.

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 26:  Chris Tremlett of England celebrates with team mates after getting the wicket of Brad Haddin of Australia during game four of the Commonwealth Bank One Day International Series between Australia and England at Adelaide Oval on January 26, 2011 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Chris Tremlett

England confirmed they have applied for Chris Tremlett to replace the injured Stuart Broad in their World Cup squad.

Tremlett, who has been with the squad throughout as a stand-by player, was the obvious man to come in for Broad as a like-for-like replacement.

Broad discovered yesterday that his side strain was serious enough to send him back to the UK and end his tournament.

He left his teammates behind in Chittagong this afternoon, and a few hours later the England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed their application to the International Cricket Council's event technical committee for Tremlett to come in as a seam-bowling reinforcement.

He is the second replacement player England have needed in the past two days, having summoned Eoin Morgan in place of the injured Kevin Pietersen on Monday.

Morgan, the middle-order batsman, joined the squad for practice at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium today, in preparation for Friday's Group B fixture against Bangladesh at the same venue.

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