"According to a release from Sri Lanka Cricket", Malinga will leave the team following Sri Lanka'sWorld Cup Game against Bangladesh, which will be played today, as his Mother-In-Law has passed away".
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Both Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have won one out of their first three games, and potentially need to win five of their remaining six.
Wednesday in Bristol dawned dark and grey with heavy overnight showers dashing hopes of a prompt 10.30am start. In the absence of two key players, Sri Lanka would likely be a bit less disappointed as compared to Bangladesh after the match being rained off.
It was the second World Cup no-result in as many days after rain meant only 7.3 overs were possible in the match between South Africa and the West Indies in Southampton on Monday.
They also state the reason for his departure while confirming that Lasith Malinga will be available for selection in the next match against Australia on June 15. For Bangladesh, the situation is dire as they are in the bottom half of the points table with just a solitary win in four outings. Bangladesh orchestrated a giant killing when they beat South Africa in their first match in the tournament but just lost to superior sides in New Zealand and England after that.
Only one of three World Cup matches scheduled to take place in Bristol produced any play, champions Australia launching their title defence with a seven-wicket victory over outsiders Afghanistan.