Sri Lanka on Monday introduced the ODI and T20I squad for the upcoming tour of the West Indies. The squad was accredited by the Minister of Youth and Sports Namal Rajapaksa. Suranga Lakmal was named as a substitute for pacer Lahiru Kumara, who tested positive for the coronavirus on Monday. Kumara won’t journey with the group but he was named within the squad.
The Sri Lankan group will go away for the Caribbean on February 23. Sri Lanka are scheduled to play three T20Is, three ODIs, and two Test matches on the tour, below a bio-secure setting in Antigua from March Three to April 2.
Earlier within the day, former Sri Lanka pacer Chaminda Vaas resigned from Sri Lanka’s bowling consultant post. Vaas has additionally knowledgeable that he won’t be out there to tour West Indies as a member of the help employees.
“It is particularly disheartening to note that in an economic climate such as the one facing the entire globe right now, Vaas has made this sudden and irresponsible move on the eve of the team’s departure, based on personal monetary gain,” SLC mentioned in an official assertion.
“The management of SLC, and indeed the entire nation, hold Vaas in high esteem as a cricketer who has excelled for his country. His years of yeoman service have been appreciated and rewarded over the years both in status and in kind. In such circumstances, it is extremely disheartening that a legend such as Chaminda Vaas has resorted to holding the administration, the cricketers, and indeed the game at ransom, by handing in his resignation at the eleventh hour,” it added.
The three T20I matches shall be performed on March 3, 5, and seven on the Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua, whereas the ODI collection shall be performed on the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium, Antigua on March 10, 12, and 14. The first Test match will begin on March 21, and the second Test will start on March 29.
Sri Lanka squad: Dimuth Karunaratne (capt), Dasun Shanaka, Danushka Gunathilake, Pathum Nissanka, Ashen Bandara, Oshada Fernando, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella, Thisara Perera, Kamindu Mendis, Wanindu Hasaranga, Ramesh Mendis, Lahiru Kumara, Nuwan Pradeep, Asitha Fernando, Dushmantha Chameera, Akila Dananajaya, Lakshan Sandakan, Dilshan Madushanka, Suranga Lakmal.
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