Kulasekara replaced by Lakmal

Sri Lanka Sunday Times article.

PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD - Sri Lanka allrounder Nuwan Kulasekara who was injured during the Tri-Nation match against West Indies on Monday (8) has been replaced by fast bowler Suranga Lakmal according to an official Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) media release.  

“The Executive Committee of SLC decided to replace injured Nuwan Kulasekara with Suranga Lakmal who will fly to West Indies on Tuesday (9). The decision to include Lakmal was based on the recommendation of the Selection Committee and the Team Management, and taking into consideration the conditions prevailing in West Indies and the balance of the team,” SLC stated.

Kulasekara dislocated one of the joints on his left ring finger while playing against West Indies on Monday (8). 

“There was also a wound that required suturing. X-rays showed no fracture and the finger was re-located. He will be reviewed by the doctor in a couple of days, and will also get an ultrasound to check for any ligament and tendon damage. At this stage, the estimated recovery time is 7 to 10 days; however, this will become clearer following the upcoming review and scan.” 

First Published In The Sri Lanka Sunday Times.

Wed, 07/10/2013 - 03:10