Sri Lanka news June 17, 2014

SLC baggage master PD Nimal dies in accident

ESPNcricinfo staff

SLC's baggage master PD Nimal has died after being struck down in a traffic accident, the board has announced. Nimal handled the player's kits and bags for 15 years, working for both SLC and the Sinhalese Sports Club, and was a popular figure among players and administrators.

Nimal would often assist the national team during fielding drills, earning him the unofficial title of "Assistant Fielding Coach". He was the object of such sweeping affection, international players regularly brought him gifts from overseas tours.

"Nimal was an honest and hardworking team member who was always willing to do anything for the benefit of the team and the game of cricket in the country," SLC said. "He will be missed by all the cricketers young and old who played for SSC and Sri Lanka."