Peterson replaces Harris in Bangla-bound squad

Published: Wednesday, February 13, 2008, 3:35 [IST]
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Durban: Left-arm spinner Robin Peterson will replace Paul Harris in the South African squad to tour Bangladesh, Cricket South Africa (CSA) said in a statement issued on Wednesday.

A CSA statement said Harris would miss the tour because of an abscess that required surgery.

"Robbie has shown excellent form in the (first-class) Supersport Series," selection chief Joubert Strydom said in the statement.

"He was the leading wicket-taker among South African spin bowlers with 24 wickets."

Peterson's call-up brings the number of black players in the 14-man squad to five.

The naming of the squad was delayed after the selectors and CSA president Norman Arendse became embroiled in a dispute over the number of black players who were chosen.

CSA's transformation policy sets a target of seven black players in squads of 15, and six in a squad of 14.

South Africa will play two tests and three one-day internationals in Bangladesh.


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