Sri Lanka team Assistant Coach Naveed Nawaz has been released from the Sri Lanka Test squad in order give him time to recover from an injury he sustained during a team practice session, Sri Lanka Cricket Board said on Monday (25th July).
“A ball, which stuck Nawaz, resulted in a cut on his upper lip, which required stitches.” SLC said.
He sustained the injury on the pre-match day practice session (23rd July).
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka test captain Dimuth Karunaratne did not take the field in the second day of the second Test match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan, as he is being treated for a Lower Back Pain.
“Vice-Captain Dhananjaya de Silva is the stand-in captain.” a SLC release on Monday said.