It came as a relief to IPL franchises who spend crores in buying Sri Lankan players as Sri Lankan Cricket Board has allowed cricketers to play in DLF IPL till May 18. Earlier the board had asked its player to come back on May 5 and prepare for its England Tour.
“We are favourably looking at giving players more time to play the IPL before joining the team for the England tour,” Aluthgamage told AFP. “We have excellent relations with the government of India and the Indian cricket board. We don’t want to upset, or embarrass India.”
Kochi Tuskers and Deccan Chargers will now have to look for a new captain as these teams are captained by Mahela Jawardene and Kumara Sangakkara. Mumbai Indians will surely miss the yorkers of Lasith Malinga who though is not selected for Test matches but has been asked to come back for a rehabilitation program.