Lasith Malinga set to miss CL T20 due to personal reasons

Lasith Malinga, who played for Guyana Amazon Warriors franchise in Saturday's Caribbean Premier League final, wants to be with his wife and family during his time off, as they expect their child late in September.

updated: August 25, 2013 18:31 IST
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Colombo: Sri Lankan speedster Lasith Malinga is likely to miss playing for Mumbai Indians in next month's Champions League T20 to be played in India due to some family commitments.

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has confirmed receiving Malinga's leave request while his Indian franchise Mumbai Indians, who won the IPL this year, have also been informed. Malinga's wife is due with their second child during that time.

"We haven't had the time to approve his request yet, because we only got it from him on Friday. But since it is a personal reason, I don't think there will be any problem," SLC secretary Nishantha Ranatunga was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.

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