Colombo: Sri Lankan fast bowler Lahiru Kumara was dropped out of the final squad for the first Test against England in Galle, for reportedly breaking the team curfew on Sunday evening.
Curfew has been imposed in Sri Lanka due to political reasons. Kumara violated the rules, following which Sri Lanka Cricket dropped him from the test series against England.
Kumara starred in the recent Test series against the West Indies, snagging 17 wickets at an average of 19.88 in three Tests. He has taken 40 Test wickets in 12 Tests to date, with best-inning figures of 6-122. Kumara is understood to have broken the team curfew on Sunday evening, ESPNCricinfo reported.Meanwhile, Dushmantha Chameeera has replaced Kumara.(UNI)