Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Tuesday introduced that Dasun Shanaka was unable to journey with the staff for the West Indies tour as a result of a problem associated to securing his visa. SLC mentioned they’re working intently with the related authorities to get the visa concern sorted.
“Sri Lanka Cricket needs to tell that Dasun Shanaka, who was named within the ‘White Ball Squad’ to tour West Indies, didn’t journey together with the staff as a result of a problem associated to securing his Visa,” SLC mentioned in an announcement.
“Shanaka confronted this concern pursuant to the lack of his passport, which had a sound visa for the USA stamped on it. Sri Lanka Cricket is working intently with the related authorities to get the visa concern of Shanaka sorted, rapidly as potential. He’s anticipated to affix the staff as soon as the problem is resolved,” it added.
On Monday, SLC introduced the ODI and T20I squads for the Windies tour and named Shanaka as Sri Lanka’s T20I captain. Dimuth Karunaratne will lead the staff within the ODIs.
“Sri Lanka Cricket needs to announce the appointment of Dasun Shanaka as Sri Lanka’s T20I captain for the Tour of West Indies. He was appointed by the nationwide selectors,” SLC had mentioned.
In the course of the tour, Sri Lanka will play three T20Is, three ODIs, and two Check matches in opposition to West Indies underneath a bio-secure surroundings in Antigua from March 3 to April 2.
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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