Sri Lanka mourn death of baggage master

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Sri Lanka Cricket have confirmed baggage master PD Nimal died during a traffic accident on Tuesday.

Sri Lanka Cricket have confirmed baggage master PD Nimal died during a traffic accident on Tuesday.

Nimal worked for SLC and the Sinhalese Sports Club for 15 years – and was a popular figure among players and administrators.

"It's an extremely sad day for me and the team. Nimal, who did everything for us from handling our bags to cleaning our bats, has passed away," tweeted former captain Mahela Jayawardene.

"No-one has done more for us. SSC will never be the same without him. My heart is truly broken. Rest in peace, Nimal."

Honest, hardworking and willing to do anything for the benefit of the game of cricket in the country, Nimal often assisted the team during fielding practice.

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