IPL Without Sri Lankan Players
Sri Lanka has ordered its cricketers to return home leaving IPL for Practice before next month’s tour to England. Sri Lanka wants to prioritize national games over IPL.
Sports Minister Mahinadananda Althugamage said ”In future, national cricket players can participate in foreign tournaments only in a manner that will not affect practices of the Sri Lankan national team”
11 Sri Lankan national players from IPL will have to return home despite of their commitments in the IPL 20Twenty tournament.
There is no clarity on penalty for missing practice, but it is said they may get dropped if they don’t comply with orders from ministry.
|Player||IPL Team||Cost US$|
|Mahela Jayawardene||Kochi Tuskers (C)||1,500,000|
|Angelo Mathews||Pune Warriors||950,000|
|Kumar Sangakkara||Deccan Chargers (C)||700,000|
|Tillakaratne Dilshan||Royal Challengers||650,000|
|Lasith Malinga||Mumbai Indians||500,000|
|Nuwan Kulasekara||Chennai Super Kings||100,000|
|Suraj Randiv||Chennai Super Kings||80,000|
|Thisara Perera||Kochi Tuskers||80,000|
|Nuwan Pradeep||Royal Challengers||20,000|
Source : Sri Lanka recalls players from IPL