Sri Lanka's Dinesh Chandimal 'opts not to play' in World Twenty20 semi-final

Sri Lanka batsman Dinesh Chandimal attends the launch Media Conference held at the Conrad Hotel Dubai on December 14, 2013
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Sri Lanka Cricket announce that Dinesh Chandimal has "opted not to play" against West Indies in the World Twenty20 semi-final in Bangladesh.

Sri Lanka Cricket have announced that Dinesh Chandimal will play no part in today's World Twenty20 semi-final against the West Indies.

The news emerged via the SLC's official Twitter account a matter of hours before the toss in Dhaka.

The message read: "Dinesh Chandimal has opted not to play in today's ICC #WT20 semifinal against West Indies."

Chandimal was suspended for Sri Lanka's final group match against New Zealand due to a slow over-rate.

Lasith Malinga will captain the side after they topped Group One at the Super 10 stage with three victories out of four.

Sri Lanka fast bowler Lasith Malinga reacts after taking the wicket of India batsman Sachin Tendulkar during the ICC Cricket World Cup Final on April 2, 2011
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