The Proteas Women have suffered yet another injury blow ahead of the World T20 in the West Indies.
Wicket-keeper Trisha Chetty has had a reoccurrence of a back injury, and has been withdrawn from the squad.
Cricket South Africa announced on Monday that Faye Tunnicliffe has been brought in as a replacement, after the event technical committee of the ICC World T20 granted their approval.
“It has been very frustrating for us as a team. You have to feel for a player like Trisha Chetty, who has worked extremely hard and recovered well to get here. It’s really unfortunate, it’s something that’s reoccurred and we couldn’t control,” coach Hilton Moreeng said on Monday.
“We wish her a speedy recovery. After speaking to her after we got all of the medical reports, you could tell it was very frustrating and disappointing for her as well.
“Faye Tunnicliffe who is coming in to replace Trish is one of the promising young wicket-keepers that we have in the country. She is also familiar with the conditions, she was with us on the last tour (against West Indies).
“We just need to make sure that we as a squad continue to focus on moving forward and work hard because we have our opening game tomorrow, which is going to be crucial.
“We know that we are in a tough group and we’re ready for that. At the end of the day we can only control what we can, we just need to stay focused.”
The Proteas Women open their campaign against Sri Lanka in St Lucia on Monday night (Tuesday 2am SA time).