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ICC World Cup 2015: Seekkuge Prasanna replaces Dimuth Karunaratne in Sri Lanka squad

Modified 06 Mar 2015, 22:22 IST
Seekuge Prasanna
Seekuge Prasanna celebrating after Sri Lanka won the 2014 World T20

Auckland, March 6 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday approved all-rounder Seekuge Prasanna as a replacement for the injured Dimuth Karunaratne in Sri Lanka's squad for the World Cup.

The Event Technical Committee of the World Cup approved the replacement after opening batsman Karunaratne fractured his little finger during a training session in Sydney. He has been ruled out of the tournament.

Prasanna, on the other hand, has played 22 One-Day Internationals (ODI) in which he has scored 181 runs and taken 21 wickets. His last appearance for Sri Lanka was earlier this year when he played against New Zealand in Wellington.

The Event Technical Committee of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 consists of Geoff Allardice (ICC General Manager – Cricket, Chairman), Campbell Jamieson (ICC General Manager – Commercial), John Harnden (Chief Executive, CWC 2015 LOC), Gavin Larsen (Cricket Operations Manager, New Zealand), Russel Arnold and Sanjay Manjrekar (independent nominees).

Sri Lanka are in Pool A at the World Cup along with co-hosts Australia and New Zealand, Bangladesh, England, and qualifiers Afghanistan and Scotland. Sri Lanka have played four matches, winning three. Its fifth pool stage match is against Australia in Sydney on Sunday, 8 March.

Published 06 Mar 2015, 14:56 IST
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