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​Event Technical Committee approves replacements in Sri Lanka’s squads for the ICC World Twenty20 India 2016

19 March 2016 18:25

​Event Technical Committee approves replacements in Sri Lanka’s squads for the ICC World Twenty20 India 2016 - Cricket News

Malinga has been unable to recover from a knee injury.

The ICC has confirmed that the Event Technical Committee of the ICC World Twenty20 India 2016 has approved Jeffrey Vandersay and Anushka Sanjeewani as replacement players for Lasith Malinga and Shashikala Siriwardena in Sri Lanka’s men’s and women’s squads respectively for the tournament, which runs until 3 April.

Malinga has been unable to recover from a knee injury, while Siriwardena has picked up a hamstring injury. As such, both the players have been ruled out of any further participation in the tournament.

Vandersay, a 26-year-old wrist spinner, has played in four Twenty20 Internationals in which he has taken one wicket. His last T20I was against New Zealand in Auckland in earlier this year.

24-year-old Sanjeewani is a wicketkeeper/batter, who has played in five ODIs and as many T20Is. Her last T20I was against New Zealand in Nelson in November.

Any injury or illness-based replacement requires a written submission to the Event Technical Committee along with a diagnosis from a medical practitioner as to the extent of the injury or illness. Once replaced, a player may not return to the squad save as an approved subsequent replacement for another injured or ill player.