Sunday, April 17, 2011

IPL and Sri Lanka Cricket

Chairman of the National Selection Committee Duleep Mendis has told all members of the Sri Lanka Cricket team , currently playing in the Indian Premier League are required to return to Sri Lanka by May 5.

He said that their arrival date in Sri Lanka was important in the light of the team leaving for England on May 10 during which they will play Three Test matches, Five One day Internationals and a one off Twenty20 match.

Meanwhile Mahela Jayawardene said that his country's cricket board (SLC) and the BCCI are likely to meet on Monday for a "dialogue" over the return of the players taking part in the IPL midway in the Twenty20 league for a tour of England at Kochi. Jayawardene said in the end the Sri Lankan players will have to abide by the decision of their board. "We are supposed to return to Sri Lanka by May 5. That is the direction we have been given. Dialogues are happening between the two boards. There is likely to be a meeting tomorrow," said Jayawardene. "Hopefully, I will get to stay longer." Mahela said.