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Sri Lanka call up Vandort for injured Tharanga

Sri Lanka called up opener Michael Vandort on Friday as a replacement for the injured Upul Tharanga for upcoming Tests against Bangladesh.

cricket Updated: Jun 22, 2007 15:15 IST

Sri Lanka called up opener Michael Vandort on Friday as a replacement for the injured Upul Tharanga for upcoming Tests against Bangladesh.

Tharanga, 22, is set to miss at least the first Test later this month after suffering a hairline fracture in his left foot.

The left-hander suffered the injury during net practice and is expected to be out of the side for around two weeks.

"We are hoping there is a chance that he can play in the second Test," captain Mahela Jayawardene told reporters.

Senior openers Sanath Jayasuriya and Marvan Atapattu are both unavailable for the three-match series. The first Test begins in Colombo on June 25.