Sri Lankan batsman Angelo Mathews will arrive back in Sri Lanka tonight from the West Indies for the birth of his second child.
Mathews who returned to the side after a lengthy injury lay-off featured in Sri Lanka 226-run defeat at the hands of hosts West Indies in the opening test in Port of Spain. He is a father of a one-year-old boy.
Mathews scored 11, 31 in two innings. He will be replaced by Danushka Gunathilaka in the side. Also returning home with him is seamer Lahiru Gamage who had suffered a fractured figure while batting in the first test.
Dasun Shanaka will replace him in the squad. Shanaka and Gunathilaka will leave tonight to the West Indies. The second test begins tomorrow in Gros Islet. However none of them will be available for the second Test starting tomorrow (June 14).Sri Lanka has Dhananjaya de Silva and Mahela Udawatte to replace Mathews in the side while Kasun Rajitha and Asitha Fernando available to replace Gamage..(Champika)
Brainmaster Wednesday, 13 June 2018 13:14
So he knew tge child was due to be born but he went first on a free trip to the West Indies...... via DM Android App
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wickremasinghe Wednesday, 13 June 2018 17:13
What you say is very correct.This is Sri Lanka.This is why our cricket is doomed today
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Dan Wednesday, 13 June 2018 17:27
So..Mathews did not know his wife is expecting a baby?? And the Cricket Board allowed him a joy ride to West Indies for a fun (test) match??? Over to you Mr. Minister, this has to be investigated and punish all who are responsible for these kind of mismanagement...and this should be the last time Mathews represented Sri Lanka...enough is enough...
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Akila Thursday, 14 June 2018 07:36
This joke has been going on from 2015 , cannot remember the last time that Mathews had completed a full tour but still he is being treated like a royal prince by Sumathipala and Co.
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Ranjit Thursday, 14 June 2018 08:14
Whether SL suffers or not Mathews should be punished and kicked out from SL cricket.
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Katie Thursday, 14 June 2018 09:17
Child birth is unpredictable after the 8th month. It can happen just into the 9th month or well way before the date. So don't judge.
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Francis Thursday, 14 June 2018 13:13
You are a joker. He should know when the due date is and what you are talking is rubbish
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USAGUY Thursday, 14 June 2018 17:21
Exactly and that's why he shouldn't have gone in the first place. SLC always include passengers on joy rides on tours.
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mrmadm21 Thursday, 14 June 2018 12:26
most of the comments shows the mental capacity of the citizens of this great nation.
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Mario Perera Friday, 15 June 2018 19:52
Duty first boys... We are facing this pathitic situation in cricket as most of the professionals forget the origin of their careers...
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Wije Friday, 15 June 2018 20:41
It's unfortunate that people make uneducated comments about another's personal circumstances
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Sri lankan Sunday, 17 June 2018 07:21
Seems most of them commented are insensitive. Aussie, English,South african players return back during an on going series for the same reasons as Angie. Mind you he played one test before returning, though his performance was not as expected. Congratulations Angie on your new bundle of joy!
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Shelly Sunday, 17 June 2018 08:17
What do u mean by uneducated comments, may be u and Mathews need average education.
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