Mathews and Lakmal fit for West Indies tour
Sri Lanka’s former captain Angelo Mathews and medium pacer Suranga Lakmal have been declared fit for the threematch Test series against the West Indies, the cricket board said on Thursday. The 30-year-old all-rounder and Lakmal were doubtful after a spate of injuries. They were, however, included in a 17-man squad for the tournament which begins on May 30 with a three-day warm-up match. “A fitness test was carried out this week and the duo has been given the clearance to go ahead with the tour,” Sri Lanka Cricket said. Sri Lanka will miss opener Dimuth Karunaratne who fractured a finger while batting in the nets this month as he prepared for a limited-overs domestic tournament.