Dilhara Lokuhettige replaces Welagedara

Sri Lanka Cricket announced that due to an injury to his ankle, Chanaka Welagedara has been replaced by Dilhara Lokuhettige for the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy to be played in England.

The Minister of Sports, Mahindananda Aluthgamage has approved the replacement.

Sri Lanka Cricket says it has written to the ICC Event Technical Committee regarding the replacement. The replacement of a player requires the approval of the Event Technical Committee before the replacement player can be officially added to the squad.