Left-arm medium pacer Sayed Ahmad Shirzad will replace <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/aftab-alam/news/">Aftab Alam</a> for the remainder of the ongoing <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/icc-cricket-world-cup-2019-200898/">World Cup</a> in the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/afghanistan/">Afghanistan</a> squad, the ICC confirmed on Thursday. <p></p> <p></p>According to a ICC statement, Alam has been replaced under exceptional circumstances. <p></p> <p></p>"The International Cricket Council has confirmed that the Event Technical Committee of the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2019 has approved Sayed Ahmad Shirzad as a replacement player for Aftab Alam in Afghanistan's squad for the remainder of the tournament," the ICC said in a statement. <p></p> <p></p>"Bowler Alam has been replaced under exceptional circumstances," it added. <p></p> <p></p>Already out of the reckoning with seven defeats from as many games, Afghanistan now have only pride to play for in their remaining two games -- against Pakistan on Saturday and West Indies on July 4.