CHENNAI: These are tough times for Sri Lankan cricket. The team recently lost a five-match One-day series against minnows Zimbabwe, resulting in the resignation of skipper Angelo Mathews across all three formats.
Sri Lanka’s controversial fast bowler Lasith Malinga has been diagnosed with a viral influenza and will sit out the second One-day International against Zimbabwe on Sunday (today), the cricket board said.
National cricketer Lasith Malinga, who pleaded guilty to breaching the terms of his contract, was handed a one year suspension, suspended by six months and a 50% fine of his next ODI match fee, SLC said.
Pakistan overcame a familiar attack of batting nerves to beat Sri Lanka by three wickets in a see-saw Group B game at Sophia Gardens to set up a Champions Trophy semi-final with hosts England back in Cardiff on Wednesday.