Former Sri Lanka Test Captain Dinesh Chandimal has consented to join the Sri Lanka Army for cricket.
The 29-year old right handed wicket-keeper batsman will join the Army as a Commissioned Officer to play for the cricket team of the Army Sports Club, hence he’ll not be a part of the Nondescripts Cricket Club (NCC) in the upcoming domestic season.
Furthermore, he is to be enlisted to the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force as a Commissioned Officer of the Sri Lanka Army Ordnance Corps, according to the Army Cricket Committee.
Chandimal, who last represented Sri Lanka in the Test series in Australia as the captain, is yet to play an international match since he was given a break from international cricket due to poor form. Even though he was named in the Test squad to face New Zealand after he was snubbed from the World Cup squad, he was overlooked in both Tests.
He also made himself unavailable for the Pakistan tour along with 9 other senior players due to security concerns, delaying his return to international cricket.