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Sri Lanka's Dhananjaya Silva Joins West Indies Tour After Funeral

AFP | Updated: June 4, 2018, 10:29 AM IST
Sri Lanka's Dhananjaya Silva Joins West Indies Tour After Funeral

Dhananjaya de Silva (Reuters)

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Sri Lanka all-rounder Dhananjaya de Silva rejoined the national team touring the West Indies after attending his father's funeral, officials said Monday.

Ranjan de Silva, a local politician, was gunned down in a Colombo suburb 10 days ago on the eve of the team's departure.

"National player Dhananjaya De Silva left the country on June 3 evening to join the team in West Indies," Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement.

The three-Test tour starts on Wednesday at the Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad.

Sri Lanka are also missing opener Dimuth Karunaratne who fractured a finger while batting in the nets earlier last month.
First Published: June 4, 2018, 10:29 AM IST
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