Sri Lanka’s Mathews, Lakmal cleared for WI tour

The two have been declared fit by Sri Lanka Cricket for the three-match Test series.

Angelo Mathews skipped the Nidahas T20 Trophy in February due to injury.   -  AP

Sri Lanka's former skipper Angelo Mathews and medium pacer Suranga Lakmal have been declared fit for the three-match Test series against the West Indies beginning June 06, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said on Thursday.

'Clearance to go ahead'

The 30-year-old all-rounder and Lakmal were doubtful after a spate of injuries. They were, however, included in a 17-man squad for the tournament which begins on May 30 with a three-day warm-up match. “A fitness test was carried out this week and the duo has been given the clearance to go ahead with the tour,” SLC said in a statement.

Sri Lanka will miss opener Dimuth Karunaratne who fractured a finger while batting in the nets earlier this month as he prepared for a limited-overs domestic tournament.