Thirimanne to lead Sri Lanka at Asian Games 2014 in Incheon

Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 16:06 [IST]
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Colombo, July 23: Left handed batsman Lahiru Thirimanne will skipper the Sri Lankan Twenty20 team at the Asian Games to be held at Incheon from September 19 to October 4.

The National Selection Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) named a 15-member squad for the 17th Asiad with Thirimanne as the captain and another southpaw Upul Tharanga as vice-captain.

Thirimanne to lead Sri Lanka at Asiad

This is the second time that cricket has been included as a discipline at the Asian Games with the last one being four years ago at Guangzhou where Bangladesh took gold, Afghanistan silver and Pakistan bronze.

The squad: Lahiru Thirimanne (Captain), Upul Tharanga (vice-captain), Kithuruwan Vithanage, Dinesh Chandimal, Ashan Priyanjan, Shehan Jayasooriya, Asela Goonerathne, Alankara Asanka, Kosala Kulasekara, Dilhara Lokuhetti, Chathuranga Kumara, Isuru Udana, Chathuranga De Silva, Jeewan Mendis, Ramith Rambukwella.


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Story first published:  Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 15:36 [IST]
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