England's Freya Kemp ruled out of ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2023

image-lbpafs0lFreya Kemp made her international debut against India this year

England Women's upcoming talent Freya Kemp has been ruled out of the upcoming ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2023. The 17-year-old has suffered a stress fracture in her back and does not have a timeline for a return.

The marquee ICC event is scheduled to take place between February 10 and 26 in South Africa.

Kemp recently returned from England's ongoing white-ball tour of the West Indies, where further scans uncovered a stress fracture. She missed out on the three-match One-Day International (ODI) series, due to complaints of back pain.

The left-arm bowler has played two ODIs and nine T20 internationals for England since making her debut in July 2022. Overall, the London-born has picked up 11 wickets and scored 69 runs across both formats. 

Kemp is undergoing rehabilitation with England Women and Southern Vipers. 

Here's what ECB stated in the statement

 "After receiving further exploratory scans in the UK, it has been confirmed that England Women and Southern Vipers all-rounder Freya Kemp has sustained a stress fracture in her back.

Although the timescale of Kemp's return is to be determined, she will not be available for the ICC Women's T20 World Cup in February 2023.

Earlier, all-rounder Alice Capsey also injured herself during the Caribbean tour after breaking her collarbone while fielding in the first ODI.

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