The Telegraph
Saturday , February 22 , 2014
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Dilshan injured

Colombo: Sri Lankan Tillekaratne Dilshan is doubtful for the upcoming Asia Cup because of a finger injury. The injury has already ruled him out of the rest of the ongoing series against Bangladesh.

According to a Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) statement, Dilshan returned home from Bangladesh on Friday.

Dilshan may miss the Asia Cup, which begins on Tuesday, as the selectors would not want to risk him ahead of the World T20, which too will be staged in Bangladesh, from March 16.

Left-handed middle-order batsman Lahiru Thirimanne would replace Dilshan for the Bangladesh tour.

Dilshan hurt his finger in the second ODI, on Thursday, which Sri Lanka won to clinch the series.

Dilshan was among the leading Sri Lankan players who went unsold at the IPL auction last week.

Meanwhile, according to cricket website, former Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib-al Hasan has been banned for three matches by the BCB for "making an inappropriate gesture on live television" during the second ODI against Sri Lanka, in Mirpur. He has also been fined $3800.

Shakib was summoned to appear before a disciplinary committee on the eve of the final ODI against Sri Lanka and will now miss that game as well as Bangladesh's first two Asia Cup matches - against India and Afghanistan.