A Sri Lanka Cricket release announced: ”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.”
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.— Sri Lanka Cricket 🇱🇰 (@OfficialSLC) June 11, 2019
He is expected to join the team, before the team’s next #CWC19 game, which will be played against Australia on 15th.
Malinga, however, is expected to be back for Sri Lanka's next game, against Australia, which will be played on 15 June.
The fast bowler is seen as crucial to his team's chances at the World Cup, bringing along a wealth of experience and past success. His spell of 3/39 against Afghanistan helped Sri Lanka defend a modest total of 201 in a rain-marred game in Cardiff.
The Dimuth Karunaratne-led side is currently placed sixth on the table, with three points in their kitty.