Sri Lanka Cricket said today that all Sri Lankan cricketers have confirmed their participation at the Indian Premier League except for Dinesh Chandimal, Nuwan Kulasekara and Akila Dhananjaya.
Speaking to the Daily Mirror Online SLC CEO Ashley De Silva said that all the players who confirmed participation were set to leave shortly.
However, Cricket Board sources said that all players had been advised against travelling to Chennai.
Comments - 50
firefox Monday, 01 April 2013 10:14 AM
There is nothing wrong in our players playing for IPL. They have not been rejected by IPL or India, just in Tamil Nadu.
saira Monday, 01 April 2013 10:16 AM
nothing wrong with that, Best of luck! just make sure not to travel around Tamil Nadu!
suneth Monday, 01 April 2013 10:17 AM
Great it's a good decision against Sri Lankan and Indian mad racists...
Nishantha Monday, 01 April 2013 10:20 AM
These Cricket Mudhalalies (Players) will prefer even Sri Lanka be a another State of India as long as they can play IPL.
kiwi Monday, 01 April 2013 10:22 AM
1.Money 2. Self 3.Family 4. Country these are the characteristics of our Sri Lankan cricketers.SLC cricket does not have any say here and the decision is over ruled.So they should take responsibility of their own safety not country not the board or the people.
rishad Monday, 01 April 2013 12:00 AM
exuse me.. if u earn money y cant they earn..:-) via DM Android App
rajarajaraja Monday, 01 April 2013 02:42 PM
Learnt from politician
Jodi Monday, 01 April 2013 10:25 AM
Nuts, these $$$ are in Swiss accounts!!!!
RamUk Monday, 01 April 2013 10:26 AM
not sure i am greedy for good life as well who is not? may be some but i never met anyone who is not....leave them alone
waduge Monday, 01 April 2013 10:26 AM
They are playing for them not for the country
mnsmart Monday, 01 April 2013 02:48 PM
As Sanga clearly said, it's just a tiny part of India opposing the Sri Lankans, let's be with the majority.
R Monday, 01 April 2013 10:32 AM
Dear All, I do not agree you ppl complaining about SANGA and MAHELA. We should be proud that both of them are captaining 2 sides, they have been chosen over the Indians because they have what it takes to deliver. Therefore being captain of a team they have their responsibilities towards their team as well. However i would say its the responsibility of the high commissioner in India, the sports minister and all those heat the seats at SLC to have had the assurance from the Indian government for the safety of our players.
kota Uda silva Monday, 01 April 2013 12:00 AM
to all the hypocrites who criticize these players, get a life. don't tell me you won't do the same if you were in their shoes. theres nothing unpatriotic about what they're doin. good luck SL cricketers. via DM Android App
R. Wijewira Monday, 01 April 2013 02:54 PM
Well, not exactly. I don't think so.
saman Tuesday, 02 April 2013 03:59 AM
Each and every Sri lankan should read this.
sach Monday, 01 April 2013 03:00 PM
what wrong did they do?
Jodi Monday, 01 April 2013 08:43 AM
$$$ greedy traitors....
weere Monday, 01 April 2013 08:44 AM
money before the country
Ravi Monday, 01 April 2013 08:46 AM
Same as politicians...
nuwan Monday, 01 April 2013 08:48 AM
shame on you sanga and mahela why dont you listen to the country
Shifan Monday, 01 April 2013 08:51 AM
Thank you for Love and care of IPL.
Yazza Monday, 01 April 2013 12:00 AM
All de best guys.... Thrash de channel super kings...!!!!! via DM Android App
ARUN KG Tuesday, 02 April 2013 02:01 PM
y u guys are opposing IPL... Think about English premier league... They r also playing 4 money... But nobody is opposing dat...don't think about the money...It is a good excitement...just enjoy...
Rohan Monday, 01 April 2013 08:54 AM
Thanks for the players who boycott the IPL matches
Srilankan Monday, 01 April 2013 09:02 AM
It is good to bring some Dollars to the country. We need Forex for SL.
sam Monday, 01 April 2013 09:06 AM
Good Luck...come back safely
rukshan E Monday, 01 April 2013 09:07 AM
Sanga... I expected better... but ended with disappointment... Yours truly, Your fan... till today... no more!
ravi Monday, 01 April 2013 09:13 AM
it's an Sri Lankan style any one can buy them like Chanel 4 did it's true story $$$$$$$$$.
Naman Monday, 01 April 2013 03:32 PM
That is what is called ----Money talks
weha Monday, 01 April 2013 09:18 AM
Well dude you would do the same if you were offered money ,provided you had the talent.
V Prasantha Monday, 01 April 2013 09:24 AM
Road Runner Tuesday, 02 April 2013 12:09 AM
elakiri Monday, 01 April 2013 12:00 AM
By participating on this IPL, our players show the world, that only Tamil Nadu leaders and their followers are the most stupidest people in the world. via DM Android App
Just Another Citizen Monday, 01 April 2013 09:28 AM
Money makes the cricket ball go round...
ana Monday, 01 April 2013 12:00 AM
any one would do the same as all of us are sri lankan.. the trade mark of sinhalese.money matters via DM Android App
Labby Monday, 01 April 2013 09:32 AM
Could anyone who refuses a high yielding contract in Dollars please stand up !
DHA Monday, 01 April 2013 09:34 AM
PRASANNAJIT Monday, 01 April 2013 09:38 AM
If it had been a tour by Srilankan team There will be many who will not participate.
tjeyar Tuesday, 02 April 2013 12:00 AM
Sanga plays for karunanithy's grand son's own Hyderabad Sun Risers. What shame. via DM Android App
shanti perera Monday, 01 April 2013 09:42 AM
Extremely disappointed with the Srilankan cricket team.
chux Monday, 01 April 2013 09:51 AM
Well well it is a shame to all of you mates
Thilanka Monday, 01 April 2013 12:00 AM
My dear all who had put the comments?
I will offer 5000000/= to u go India and watch the IPL please.just check ur pocket decide....lol via DM Android App
db Monday, 01 April 2013 12:00 AM
its good news........ via DM Android App
Prasanna Monday, 01 April 2013 12:11 PM
It's OK to participate. We all need money. BUT I hate Malinaga as he is playing good only in IPL....
harichandra Tuesday, 02 April 2013 05:28 AM
gayan Monday, 01 April 2013 12:00 AM
any of you who complain against the players, honestly think wolud would you miss out on that much of money if given? pls stop talking rubbish! via DM Android App
Mahehs Monday, 01 April 2013 12:14 PM
They will not. Will deposit in Europe.
Cee Jay Tuesday, 02 April 2013 01:23 AM
guti kala enda malli......
SAM_SPARROW Monday, 01 April 2013 10:11 AM
Boneless Cricketers. They are ready to anything for money. What a shame.
Sarana Simion Monday, 01 April 2013 10:12 AM
Hey Guys, Just because Jayalalitha is mixing sports with politics we should not do the same. We should show her that we are more educated by participating in the IPL. We should welcome all tourists from Chennai with our usual Sri Lanka smile and be even more kind to them. If we Sri lankans are to act the same way then there is no difference between them and us. This should make then realise who we realy are. These cricketers can only earn money for small period. So let them do so, as once they leave cricket most of them are not educated to take a propper job and earn a living.
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