Due to some other Important commitments, Sri Lanka’s Consultant Coach Mahela Jayawardene will not be travelling with the team to India for the 50 Overs World Cup, Cricket Age Exclusively learns.
The Dasun Shanaka led team is scheduled to depart for India on Tuesday (September 26). However, Mahela will be able to join the team later.
Earlier, Mahela had skipped recently concluded Asia Cup as well. The reason was given that he had to travel South Africa for a T20 draft. However, when Cricket Age Inquired, it emerged that hr was in Sri Lanka! Later, he was seen with the team during practice session, barely few hours after Asia Cup Final drubbing!
The 13h edition of the ICC tournament to be held in India from October 5 to November 19. England are the defending champion, who won the 2019 edition by defeating New Zealand in the final.
Sri Lanka to play their first World Cup match on October 7 at Arun Jaitly Stadium, Delhi.