Buddima Piyarathane ruled out of 2nd leg

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With hours to go for the Sri Lanka Sevens’ team’s departure, the selectors make a last minute change as Buddhima Piyarathane who met with an sudden accident has been ruled out paving way for Srinath Sooriyabandara to join the team.

The 20-year-old Navy SC player met with an unfortunate accident while travelling, sustaining a minor injury on his knee making him unavailable for the South Korea leg.

Buddhima was named in the 12-member-squad that was set to take flight this evening (20th) to Seoul but the sudden events have made the speedster sit out.

Sri Lanka will, therefore, opt to the experienced Srinath Sooriyabandara as he will complete the 12-member squad for the 2nd leg. The Kandy Sports Club utility player was initially included as one of the non-touring stand-by’s for the second leg.

The team will leave the country today (20th).