The Sri Lanka Cricket Board said that Mathews will be the stand-in captain for the T20 International series vs the West Indies.
Mathews was appointed by the National Selectors, as Dasun Shanaka, who was appointed as the T20i Captain for the Tour of West Indies, is yet to join the team, owing to a delay in obtaining a US transit visa.
Shanaka had lost his previous passport which had a valid visa for the USA stamped on it.
The Sri Lanka Cricket Board said that Shanaka is expected to join the team once the issue is resolved. (Colombo Gazette)