Dinesh Chandimal out of Asia Cup with finger injury

September 12, 2018 Off By Web Desk

Sri Lankan player Dinesh Chandimal has been ruled out of Asia Cup 2018 after failing to recover from a fracture to his right middle finger.

He sustained the injury during the recent domestic T20 tournament.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Niroshan Dickwella, who was among five standby players, has replaced Chandimal in the 16-member squad.

This is yet another setback for Chandimal, who has been earmarked by Sri Lankan Cricket as a key limited-overs player ahead of next year’s World Cup.

Earlier, Chandimal had missed almost the entire series against South Africa at home because of a spirit of cricket violation.

Sri Lanka are scheduled to play Bangladesh in the tournament opener on Saturday, before facing Afghanistan on Monday.

Source: Radio Pakistan