Silva to miss SL opener due to death in family
Feb 17, 2011 7:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
A Sri Lanka team official says batsman Chamara Silva has opted out of the co-host’s World Cup opener against Canada on Sunday after the death of his sister.
Silva, a key middle-order batsman, left the rest of the squad on Thursday after he received news of the death of his elder sister Nelum Anusha Silva.
Sri Lanka media manager Brian Thomas says the batsman will not be available for its Group A match against Canada in the southern Hambantota district but will join the squad on Tuesday to prepare for the second match against Pakistan on February 26.