Fast bowler Asitha Fernando reaches Rawalpindi.


KARACHI -- Sri Lankan pace bowler Asitha Fernando arrived in Rawalpindi. The right arm pace bowler is a replacement for another fast bowler Suranga Lakmal, who on the eve of the team departure had to be withdrawn after being down with the dengue. "On his road route to the twin city from Islamabad to Rawalpindi, Asitha Fernando was accorded the tight security", the team manager Ashantha De Mel, speaking over telephone from his hotel room, said. When he can't be a playing member of the on-going first Test, why was he not asked to join squad directly in Karachi, the second Test venue ? "He needs to start working with our coaches. We will only get to Karachi on the 16th", the manager explained. The second Test will commence in Karachi from 19th December. "Players are quite...

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