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ICC approve Nikita Miller as West Indies' replacement for Sunil Narine

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed Nikita Miller as the replacement for Sunil Narine in West Indies' World Cup squad.

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Nikita Miller has been added to West Indies' Cricket World Cup squad as a replacement for fellow spin bowler Sunil Narine.

The International Cricket Council confirmed its approval of the change on Thursday, two days after Narine announced his decision to withdraw from the tournament.

Narine pulled out of the Windies' 15-man party citing concerns over his ability to bowl for a sustained period in international cricket with his new action, which had to be altered after he was suspended from bowling during last year's Champions League Twenty20.

And West Indies have moved swiftly to reinforce their squad with the addition of Miller, a 32-year-old left-arm spinner who has played 45 ODIs to date.

Miller's last international outing came in March 2014, when he returned figures of 1-48 in a 25-run loss to England at Antigua's Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.

West Indies open their World Cup campaign on February 16 with a match against Ireland in Nelson.

Jason Holder's side will also come up against reigning champions India, Pakistan, South Africa, Zimbabwe and United Arab Emirates in Pool B.

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