IPL 2012: Mumbai Indians pacer Lasith Malinga to return home due to injury

Nishantha Ranatunga, secretary of Sri Lanka Cricket, confirmed that Lasith Malinga (L) is out of IPL 2012 AFP

By CricketCountry Staff

Mumbai: Apr 20, 2012

Mumbai Indians pacer Lasith Malinga will miss out on the remaining of the Indian Premier League matches after returning home due to recurring back injury.

Though the Mumbai based franchise denied losing Malinga for the entire tournament, Nishantha Ranatunga, secretary of Sri Lanka Cricket, confirmed to Times of India that the pacer is out of the tournament.

Mumbai insisted that Malinga should be available for the tie in Mohali on Wednesday.

“The management will decide on whether to give him some more rest or stretch him,” the spokesperson reiterated.