Dinesh Chandimal, Sri Lanka's T20 international skipper and has rejected offers to play in the sixth edition of the IPL, cricket board sources claimed.
Chandimal was not among the 13 Sri Lankan players originally contracted to play in the IPL auction. He is said to have rejected offers from Pune Warriors to fill in the void of the injured Australian captain Michael Clarke and from Delhi Daredevils to replace English batsman Kevin Pietersen, who is also injured.
His rejection came amidst controversy over the Sri Lanka players' participation in the Chennai matches of the IPL.
The ongoing political row with Sri Lanka involving the Tamil Nadu politicians and the resultant ban on Sri Lankan IPL players to play in Chennai has caused public anger in Sri Lanka.
Nationalist organizations have urged the government to ensure that the players boycott of the T20 league.(NDTV)
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dingbat Sunday, 31 March 2013 09:43 AM
yes could be... but still, that shows that he has some pride in him doesn't it?? if it was any other player, they'd have jumped in on this 2nd opportunity... it's like he's saying 'you didn't want me in before, so why should i accept your invitation now?', doesn't it?
Kalana Sunday, 31 March 2013 10:00 AM
Good idea, but it is a Dream :)
Malta Sunday, 31 March 2013 01:08 PM
Chandimal was not taken by any team in the auctions....
db Monday, 01 April 2013 12:00 AM
podi kollo :/ via DM Android App
Ism Sunday, 31 March 2013 04:47 AM
Can advise problem. Is how to practise ,, see our politician. The lawmakers how they practised
Udayanga Sunday, 31 March 2013 04:51 AM
He is not rich as any other sri lankan players who were contracted in sixth edition of IPL..But he refused..Other guys,they have to shamed!
Chief Guest Sunday, 31 March 2013 04:56 AM
DC is not a good T20 batsman. May keep WICKETS. Crown captaincy when the place is not deserved, local method for ensuring a seat, not a crown of thorns.
Puswedilla Sunday, 31 March 2013 12:00 AM
Good move dinesh India should be banned by icc
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rajaraja Sunday, 31 March 2013 10:17 AM
wait and see!
Andrew Jay Sunday, 31 March 2013 01:19 PM
We don't know why Dinesh has refused to participate in the IPL. So we cannot comment on it. But I do not agree if the players refuse to play in IPL due the Tamil Nadu politics. If the players refuse, that;s what the Tamil Nadu wants ,and the Central government has nothing to say as the players willingly withdrawn from the game.
Ishan Sunday, 31 March 2013 10:22 AM
la boy Sunday, 31 March 2013 05:20 AM
Terrorist BBS won shame on Sri Lanka sad day
elakiri Sunday, 31 March 2013 12:00 AM
He has said, it is due to personal reasons... DailyMirror should check and report properly. Yes, the personal reason could be because of Atkins Ranathunga's advice...or could be any other reason... via DM Android App
master Sunday, 31 March 2013 05:22 AM
paying money is not enough thats why. you sir demand 1 million usd
MODA SINHALAYA Sunday, 31 March 2013 10:42 AM
We salute you with both hands, a true patriot of highest caliber. Hope the dollar greedy other SL cricketers will get the message loud & clear to stand by Sri Lanka & denounce TN terror tactics which the mighty indians dont have the spine to stop
MODA SINHALAYA Sunday, 31 March 2013 01:41 PM
SL players only get thuttu deke monies compared to indians. If all our cricketers think of sl's image should boycott with a loud voice for peenadu tiger proxies to get the message loud & clear
meranchi Sunday, 31 March 2013 05:57 AM
Great not for the money for the country county is now in real difficulty situation foreign ministries should awake now......i
Nathan Sunday, 31 March 2013 06:11 AM
some says .. proud to be anandian.. we have enough divided this country as sinhal, muslim and tamil, up countyr, law country, ananada, nalanda, royal, trinty, mahinada etc, pera, j;pura, ruhunu etc.. why ..
anyway ..rejecting IPL by Dinesh is excellent
Liqa Madique Sunday, 31 March 2013 12:47 AM
Penny wise and pound foolish....Miniyekkuta kanda thenda puluwang....moley kiyanna eka thenda ba
Ela Malli Sunday, 31 March 2013 06:18 AM
Typical ignorant Sri Lankan. Chandimal was not sold in the auction - so there is no contract and he can decline the offer but others were sold in the auction - they have to go unless they are injured or cricket board stops them. SLC has a contract with BCCI to make the players available for which SLC gets 10% of player earnings. So why blame the cricketers when they cant do anything? Stop being ignorant
KD Sunday, 31 March 2013 12:54 AM
Lets see which hole these Nationalist organizations run to hide in when the Indians next time send just a couple air crafts filled with parippu like they did during wadamarachchi ops. At the end of the day we are not frogs in a well. We have to tow a middle path like lord Buddha has thought us. Just because we beat the terrorists (a good cause) it does not mean we should be picking fights with every other group (e..g. muslims)/country (e.g. india) we could pick on (a very bad cause). Aren't we truly being seduced by the mirage that we are a mighty power? What will happen when we realize it was just a mirage?
Sri Lankan Monday, 01 April 2013 03:00 AM
Great Decision ! Great Anandian followed the Great Anandians who changed the History. But first of all a Great Sri lankan.Follow Muraly, Follow Arjuna!!!!
Sam Sunday, 31 March 2013 12:56 AM
Finally someone with some principles.Its not all about money. Good future awaits you dinesh. Go with your gut feeling .
Shafie Sunday, 31 March 2013 12:00 AM
well don hero..! via DM Android App
firefox Sunday, 31 March 2013 06:30 AM
Looking for a better offer?
jayantha silva Sunday, 31 March 2013 06:32 AM
Nothing to do with the school, man ...
Shafie Sunday, 31 March 2013 12:00 AM
well don hero via DM Android App
Dee Sunday, 31 March 2013 06:33 AM
What is IPL anyway? a whole load of crap, not cricket.
Truth Hurts Sunday, 31 March 2013 01:14 AM
THANKS DINESH, YOU HAVE PUT THE NATION BEFORE MONEY.
Asanka Sunday, 31 March 2013 01:20 AM
A player with a solid backbone. Hats off to you Sir !!!
kumar soysa Sunday, 31 March 2013 01:28 AM
Bravo! You are a true son of Sri Lanka. Money is not everything to you. Well done and may God richly bless you for your commitment.
AMIC passed finalist Sunday, 31 March 2013 06:54 AM
i think SL players should not boycott the IPL.what they should do is play IPL and bring all the financial resources they get from indian franchise companies to SL and start-up the new charity fund to provide those who need.(eg- establish new cancer hospital,new sports school,etc.)thank you.
MagodisThuma Sunday, 31 March 2013 01:29 AM
A player with a back bone !
donn Sunday, 31 March 2013 06:56 AM
surely it must be be your parents who will change for money.
Buddika Sunday, 31 March 2013 01:30 AM
He is angry for not sold in auction
donn Sunday, 31 March 2013 06:58 AM
mighty power or not we have something called DIGNITY which i'm sure do not have in you.
rajk Sunday, 31 March 2013 12:00 AM
a few more lakhs, and he will fall! via DM Android App
SudhuPancha Sunday, 31 March 2013 01:41 AM
????paid to boycott
Tangent Sunday, 31 March 2013 07:36 AM
A typical pinhead . They have to give their consent to be auctioned.
Seelawathie Sunday, 31 March 2013 11:49 AM
Why only this youngster has to sacrifice in the name of the country when politicians are corrupt. Do they think of the country ?. How come politicians build mansions and send their children for overseas education from the salary they get unless they get some other income ?. Is it that hard to find out how much they earn and how much they spend ?. If they are spending more than what they are getting paid, find out where the extra money came from.
dilhan Sunday, 31 March 2013 01:44 AM
this is a wonderful news. Other cricketers should understand that IPL only aim money and not the spirit of Cricket. So Dinesh Chandimal has done a good thing here by rejecting the IPL offer
viraj Sunday, 31 March 2013 01:46 AM
hats off !
Alex Sunday, 31 March 2013 07:40 AM
ignorant fool !!!. What do you know about cricket? Have u watched any cricket in the last 2-3 yrs to talk like that?? Chandimal is a batsman who have the talent to play test, oneday and T20 like Mahela. He can adapt to any situation, become aggressive when necessary and play the slow game when things are under pressure. That is the class of a great batsman in Chandi. Same as Mahela among the current crop of players. He is the most deserved captain in the SL side. A better cricket brain, leader and a good batsman than Matthews.
NO one cares about what u have to say. Go watch Elle.
R C Fernando Sunday, 31 March 2013 01:54 AM
Shame on you Sangakkara / Mahela / Malinga / Dilshan - the multimillionaires. This boy Chandimal who lost everything to the Tsunami and who could very well have accepted the offer of US$100,000 has said - No thank you India. Sanga - esp you should be ashamed. You go to Lord's and preach about Sri Lankanism but when it comes to money you forget everything. You are the biggest humbug in Sri Lankan cricket. You extol the virtues of Test cricket but when Sri Lanka cancels Test matches against England / South Africa due to the IPL why don't you condemn the IPL? You are silent then. Again - Shame on you.
mw Sunday, 31 March 2013 12:00 AM
no demand then comes the patriatness
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ANTON Sunday, 31 March 2013 02:04 AM
BOY !! HE IS GONNA MISS THE OPPORTUNITY TO BUY A LUXURY VEHICLE AND PUT UP A FASHIONABLE HOUSE FOR THE FIRST TIME.
BBS Monday, 01 April 2013 03:50 AM
Offer is lesser than his monthly contract of 40lks.. If it is one cent more than that, he has gone for sure
Karu Sunday, 31 March 2013 02:04 AM
Even if he is ready for replacement I don't think he will get big money.
joker Sunday, 31 March 2013 12:00 AM
why chandimal? is that because you was not offered initially? or trying to show off? via DM Android App
FineLeg Sunday, 31 March 2013 12:02 PM
Was it a wholehearted decision.
KD Sunday, 31 March 2013 08:29 AM
No point in having a false sense of dignity my friend that is the mirage I point out. We can have the dignity you and i both want if we get our fingers out and become one strong country. Not divided as the BBS, JHU or the Hawks in the govt or even the diaspora or the international forces want us, in ruins. You are a living embodiment of the frog in a well mentality. I rest my case.
shama Sunday, 31 March 2013 12:00 AM
welll done chandimal..... good move via DM Android App
G.K Sunday, 31 March 2013 09:14 AM
He hasn't played any match in IPL.... he was in the bench last time... but this time he would have a opportunity to play.. any way good move
Mifras Sunday, 31 March 2013 12:36 PM
Yeah its better sit on home bench.. rather than sitting ground bench..
lk Sunday, 31 March 2013 12:40 PM
IT will look funny when u salute with both hands
Lankanboy Sunday, 31 March 2013 09:18 AM
I smell somthing fishy . Probably the offer was not high which is why he rejected
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