England turn to Tremlett

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ENGLAND confirmed today 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 team-mates 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.

Middle-order batsman Morgan 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.