As the saga surrounding the Sri Lankan players' early return to serve national duties refuses to end, the BCCI is reportedly gearing up for stern action against their Sri Lankan counterparts.
After BCCI's request to let the players stay for an additional 10 days was rejected, it is almost certain that the players would abide by the May 5 deadline set by the Lankan authorities.
Reports suggest that if the Lankan players do leave the IPL on May 5, earlier than the May 22nd understanding, the BCCI may retaliate by asking franchises to block the players' salaries and also refuse to pay the Sri Lankan board its share of 10% of the players' earnings.
Sri Lanka will play their first Test in England from June 26 and neither board has commented on the standoff, but in all probability, the Sri Lankan cricketers might have to return as per their government's orders.
Comments - 15
Ceylonese Friday, 22 April 2011 07:25 AM
That's backyard Cricket in Sri Lanka, India and Pakistan. You can watch that Cricket on any weekend at any backyard.
bren Friday, 22 April 2011 02:17 AM
Now its differnt...they are allowed to play without a problem.. coz of SL losing 10% lol
Rilwan Thursday, 21 April 2011 01:54 PM
I think this issue should be resolved with mutual understanding between SLC and BCCI, let the players play IPL until 15th April 2011. there is more time for Test match to begin with England.
darmasena Thursday, 21 April 2011 10:24 AM
cancel first test and let continue IPL, as IPL more entertaining than test matches.
Sahabandu Thursday, 21 April 2011 10:31 AM
They should be kind to the Sri Lankans, after we bowled so badly and in the finals and gifted India a win that prevented their country from going up in flames.
Common sense Thursday, 21 April 2011 10:31 AM
Never think twice before signing contracts and try to break them in Sri Lankan style ! Wonderlight of asia.
MagodisThuma Thursday, 21 April 2011 10:37 AM
Poor Players !.
sudheera Thursday, 21 April 2011 04:25 PM
These players sold the World Cup Finals to India. So, let them feel the pinch now.
sara Thursday, 21 April 2011 04:42 PM
What has happened to this Gentlemen's Game. I cannot see a difference between cricketers and Race Horses. Money Money Money and Money !!!!
Common Man Thursday, 21 April 2011 04:45 PM
BCCI is trying to hijack Cricket, too bad for the game. No matter how rich BCCI can't be larger than Cricket.
enlightened Thursday, 21 April 2011 11:10 AM
Why we are so adamant in calling back our players? Eve
Godaya Thursday, 21 April 2011 11:25 AM
Do players like Malinga who are not in squad too have to return?
mahe Friday, 22 April 2011 05:58 AM
aiyooo salary !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Royle Friday, 22 April 2011 11:49 PM
SL govt; yields to BCCI preasure.
naufer Thursday, 21 April 2011 12:28 PM
Think twice before you sign contracts !
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