Sport 24 – Colombo – Sri Lanka’s cricket board will not replace
all-rounder Dhananjaya de Silva who withdrew from a tour of the West Indies
following the murder of his father, officials said on Friday.

Summary

  • Colombo – Sri Lanka’s cricket board will not replaceall-rounder Dhananjaya de Silva who withdrew from a tour of the West Indiesfollowing the murder of his father, officials said on Friday.
  • Ranjan de Silva, a local politician, was shot dead nearColombo late on Thursday, hours before the team was due to leave for thethree-match Test series in the West Indies.
  • Sri Lanka Cricket said it will support the 26-year-oldDhananjaya “at this time of sorrow and grief”.
  • Sri Lanka will also miss opener Dimuth Karunaratne whofractured a finger while batting in the nets this month as he prepared for adomestic tournament.
  • Revised Sri Lanka squad: Dinesh Chandimal (captain), Mahela Udawatte, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Janith Perera, Roshen Silva, Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella, Rangana Herath, Dilruwan Perera, Akila Dananjaya, Jeffrey Vandersay, Lahiru Gamage, Kasun Rajitha, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Kumara, and Asitha Fernando.


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