Lasith Malinga pulls out of Middlesex deal

Last Updated: May 29, 2012, 20:05 PM IST

Lasith Malinga pulls out of Middlesex deal

Zeeenews Sports Bureau

Lasith Malinga, who played for the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League 2012, has pulled out of the Middlesex in their FLt20 campaign due to injury.

The slinger has been asked to rest after the Indian Premier League in which he took 22 wickets.

Expressing his disappointment, Middlesex director of cricket Andy Fraser said, "Naturally, we are extremely disappointed that Lasith will not playing for Middlesex CCC in this summer`s T20. Everyone at the club was looking forward to working with and watching Lasith play for The Panthers. His presence would have added a healthy dose of star dust to proceedings,” said Fraser.

The 28-year-old has complained of soreness in his knee and back.