SL vs WI: Angelo Mathews named stand-in T20I Captain for West Indies tour- Angelo Mathews has been appointed stand-in skipper for Sri Lanka for the T20I series against West Indies. The decision was taken by the National Selectors, as Dasun Shanaka, who was appointed as the T20i Captain for the Tour of West Indies, is yet to join the team, owing to a delay in obtaining a US Transit Visa.
“Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce the appointment of Angelo Mathews, as the stand-in captain, for the T20 International series vs West Indies,” said Sri Lanka Cricket in a tweet post.
— Sri Lanka Cricket 🇱🇰 (@OfficialSLC) February 27, 2021
Shanaka confronted this issue pursuant to the loss of his previous passport, which had a valid visa for the USA stamped on it.
“Sri Lanka Cricket is working closely with the relevant authorities to get the visa issue of Shanaka sorted, quickly as possible. He is expected to join the team once the issue is resolved,” the board had said earlier.
The T20I series will begin on March 3. Sri Lanka will also play 3 ODI matches and two-Test matches in their tour.
Earlier today, West Indies announced their squad for the upcoming tour.
WI ODI squad
Kieron Pollard, Nicholas Pooran, Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Fidel Edwards, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Evin Lewis, Obed McCoy, Rovman Powell, Lendl Simmons, Kevin Sinclair
WI T20I squad
Kieron Pollard ©, Shai Hope, Fabian Allen, Darren Bravo, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzzari Joseph, Evin Lewis, Kyle Mayers, Jason Mohammad, Nicholas Pooran, Romario Shephard, Kevin Sinclair
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