Champions League Twenty20: Tillakaratne Dilshan's Absence Puts Southern Express in Fix

Southern Express batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan joined high profile stars like Rohit Sharma, Morne Morkel and Shakib al Hasan in the list of absentees from the Champions League Twenty20 this season.

updated: September 11, 2014 22:06 IST
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Dilshan joined a host of stars set to miss the CLT20 this year.


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.

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