IPL Without Sri Lankan Players

April 13th, 2011

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

  1. adrika

    U R right… i have the same opinion…

  2. john

    it looks like a harsh decision…may it can be due to sl’s loss to india in CWC F. some of the players are abled to decide the game’s result. hope the slc would consider it

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