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Lasith Malinga to return back home following mother-in-law's death

Lasith Malinga is set to leave the Sri Lankan team to attend his mother-in-law's funeral, but the pace bowler will be back for the team's next World Cup clash against Australia, the SLC said in a statement.

The Sri Lankan side were awaiting the start of their game against Bangladesh, which was later on abandoned due to rain, when news broke about Malinga’s arrival back home.

"Lasith Malinga will leave the team following Sri Lanka's World Cup Game against Bangladesh, which will be played today, as his Mother-In-Law has passed away," said a Sri Lanka Cricket release.

"The player is expected to join the team, before the team's next World Cup game, which will be played against Australia on the 15th June, 2019."

Sri Lanka lost to New Zealand in their World Cup opener, then beat Afghanistan by 34 runs on D/L method before clash against Pakistan in Bristol was washed out.