Chamari Polgampola, the right-arm fast bowler, will replace Shashikala Siriwardene in the Sri Lankan women's squad for the ICC World Twenty20, the ICC has confirmed. Siriwardene, the off spinner, had to pull out of the tournament due to an illness and the ICC's event technical committee approved of her replacement on Sunday.

Polgampola last played for Sri Lanka during the World Twenty20 in England in 2009. Siriwardene did not bat during Sri Lanka's warm-up game against South Africa at St Kitts on Sunday. Sri Lanka kick-off their campaign against Pakistan at Warner Park on Thursday.