Proteas wear black armbands to honour Shamsi’s late father

2018-07-20 06:52
Tabraiz Shamsi
Tabraiz Shamsi (Getty Images)

Colombo - The Proteas are wearing black armbands on the opening day of the second Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo in memory of Tabraiz Shamsi's father, who passed away last week.

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It was announced after last weekend's first Test that the 28-year-old wrist-spinner had flown back home to South Africa due to "family reasons".

He returned to Sri Lanka in time for the start of the second Test, but was not included in the starting XI on Friday.

It has since been confirmed that the reason Shamsi flew back to South Africa was because his father had died.

South Africa lost the first Test by 278 runs in Galle.


Sri Lanka

Suranga Lakmal (captain), Dimuth Karunaratne, Danushka Gunathilaka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Roshen Silva, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Dilruwan Perera, Rangana Herath, Akila Dananjaya

South Africa

Faf du Plessis (captain), Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock (wk), Theunis de Bruyn, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn

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