Bas­sett ruled out of se­ries

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Aus­tralian Di­a­monds cap­tain and goal shoot Caitlin Bas­sett will miss net­ball’s Quad Se­ries in Eng­land after frac­tur­ing her left fore­man dur­ing a prac­tice match in Manch­ester. Bas­sett will re­main with the team, who play their open­ing match against South Africa in Liver­pool to­mor­row morn­ing (NZ time), while shooter Kiera Austin will join the squad. Bas­sett’s fore­arm will be in a splint for about six weeks and coach Lisa Alexan­der was con­fi­dent she would be avail­able for the open­ing round of Su­per Net­ball in April. The Quad Se­ries also fea­tures Com­mon­wealth Games cham­pi­ons Eng­land and New Zealand.

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