Hasaranga and Chameera’s participation in IPL is yet to be approved by SLC


Sri Lanka Cricket has announced that Wanindu Hasaranga and Dushmantha Chameera haven’t taken permission from the board for their participation in the UAE leg of IPL 2021.

Sri Lanka Cricket secretary, Mohan de Silva said that Wanindu Hasaranga and Dushmantha Chameera, who was announced as Substitution players by IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore for the remaining league 2021 season, the players haven’t taken permission from the board.

“I don’t know, I have to check. We are under lockdown till the end of the month,”

de Silva told Cricbuzz. 

He further said that the board will make a decision on the players only when the application for no-objection certificates is made before them. 

“We have not taken any decision yet as they will have to apply for the NOCs. We are not aware of these players being selected, neither have they sought permission from us.”

Australian players, Adam Zampa and Daniel Sams have to get out of the remaining matches. As their replacements, all-rounder leg spinner, Hasaranga, and right-arm pacer, Chameera have been added. 

Some other players will also be dropped out from the league such as; Finn Allen and Scott Kuggeleijn from New Zealand.

The remainder of the IPL will resume on September 10, with the opening match between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. 

The tournament was suspended earlier this year due to rising Covid-19 cases but now the tournament is shifted to the United Arab Emirates.

Hasarnga was a very impressive performer in the recent series against India. His outstanding performance helped a lot to win the series for Sri Lanka. 

On the other side, Chameera is also one of the talented pacers that Sri Lanka has produced.

Sri Lanka Cricket wants its players fully fit for the upcoming T20 World Cup, which is scheduled in October-November. Sri Lanka will host the white ball series against South Africa before the T20 World Cup.

Sri Lanka Cricket had been clashing with its players over contract issues and after an extended period of controversy, the Sri Lanka Board announced on Saturday that 18 players, including Hasaranga and Chameera, signed on the dotted lines.

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