Ban vs SL – Dinesh Chandimal leaves Chattogram Test for ‘family medical emergency’


Mohamed Isam

Dinesh Chandimal scored 59 runs in Chattogram’s first innings AFP/Getty Images

Sri Lankan dough Dinesh Chandimal left Chattogram for Colombo on Tuesday, the fourth day of Test in processfor a “family medical emergency”.

Chandimal was already dismissed during Sri Lanka’s second innings on day three. Sri Lanka will call on a replacement fielder in their place in the fourth over of the match.

“The player will return home immediately. Sri Lanka Cricket, his teammates and the coaching staff fully support Dinesh Chandimal at this difficult time and request the public to respect his and his family’s privacy,” the SLC said in a statement. said.

On the fourth morning, Sri Lanka were in charge of the Test despite losing six wickets in quick succession on the third evening, their lead within sight of 500 after taking a 353-run lead in the first innings. Chandimal was caught for 9 in that innings.

In the first innings, he was one of six batters to make a half-century as the visitors piled up 531 runs.

Sri Lanka leads two-match series 1-0 after big win in Sylhet. The ongoing Test is Sri Lanka’s last match in this tour of Bangladesh.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo’s Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84

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