Raipur: In a huge blow to Southern Express, representing Sri Lanka in the Champions League T20, their ace batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan has pulled out of the contest due to "personal reasons". (Morne Morkel Pulls Out of CLT20)
"I have been informed today that Dilshan won't be participating in the CLT20 due to personal reasons. So that's all the information we have got for now," said the manager of Southern Express, Shane Fernando at a press conference here Thursday. (Pollard Named MI Captain After Rohit Pulls Out)
Southern Express, considered underdogs in this edition of the CLT20, with only a few senior players in the fold, are already facing a tough time in the absence of star pacer Lasith Malinga, who had captained the team to the championship title at the domestic Super Fours T20 tournament.