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| Onions replaces Flintoff in Champions Trophy|
| Updated at: 1251 PST, Tuesday, September 08, 2009|
LONDON: Fast bowler Graham Onions has replaced injured Andrew Flintoff in the England squad for the ICC Champions Trophy to be held in South Africa from September 22 to October 5.
The England and Wales Cricket Board said the ICC has conveyed to it that the Champions Trophy event technical committee has approved 26-year-old Onions as Flintoff's replacement.
Flintoff, who retired from Test cricket after England's recent Ashes success, was initially named in England's 15-member Champions Trophy squad but was later ruled out due to a knee injury.
Subsequently, Onions, who is yet to make his one-day international debut, has also been called up to join the England team for their ongoing ODI series against Australia.