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11-Jun-2015 05:04:00 GMT
World T20 Qualifiers 2015

Coetzer Added to Scotland squad for World T20 Qualifiers

Kyle Coetzer has been added to Scotland's squad for July's World T20 qualifiers following the withdrawal of Freddie Coleman.

Northamptonshire batsman Coetzer, 31, was "hugely disappointed" at initially being left out.

But Cricket Scotland insists  it acted in Coetzer's "best interest" by "allowing him to concentrate on securing his future in county cricket".

Coleman has pulled out of the 15-man squad "due to personal circumstances".

Cricket Scotland said the original decision to overlook Coetzer, who has captained his country, had been taken after consultation with the player, but added that there had been a misunderstanding.

Its statement said: "Having since discussed this with the Kyle, he clearly believed that, if he was unable to secure a county loan deal through July, he would be included in the squad for the competition."

Craig Wallace, George Munsey and teenage left-arm spinner Mark Watt were called up by head coach Grant Bradburn, along with recently-qualified Con de Lange.

The South Africa-born 34-year-old made his Scotland debut in last week's Intercontinental Cup draw with Afghanistan.

The 14-team World T20 qualifying event will be staged across eight venues in Ireland and Scotland from 9-26 July.

Scotland will host the qualifying tournament's Pool B, with Afghanistan, the United Arab Emirates, Netherlands, Canada, Kenya and Oman competing in a round-robin contest between.

Revised Scotland squad: Preston Mommsen (captain), Matthew Cross (vc), Richie Berrington, Kyle Coetzer, Josh Davey, Con de Lange, Alasdair Evans, Michael Leask, Calum MacLeod, Gavin Main, George Munsey, Safyaan Sharif, Rob Taylor, Craig Wallace (wk), Mark Watt.


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