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Sri Lankan cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya has been cleared by the Sri Lankan Cricket Board to play cricket while engaging in his political campaign to contest the upcoming General Elections.

Sri Lanka Cricket spokesman Nishantha Ranatunga confirmed to Daily Mirror online that the cricketer has been given the green light to engage in politics while remaining a contracted cricketer. (ISA)
 

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  • Saturday, 20 February 2010 01:58 AM

    hope they will do the same if a cricketer decides to contest from the opposition

    Saturday, 20 February 2010 02:00 AM

    Too old for cricket, too young for politics.

    Saturday, 20 February 2010 02:08 AM

    I am not your fan longer...

    Saturday, 20 February 2010 02:09 AM

    could have seen effect if you wee on UNP ticket

    Saturday, 20 February 2010 02:17 AM

    what about ICC regulation?

    Saturday, 20 February 2010 02:23 AM

    War hero was turned traitor in no time. What will happen to our cricketing legend now?

    Saturday, 20 February 2010 02:23 AM

    good...now he can book a permanant place in the cricket team and open the batting too...weldone Sana

    Saturday, 20 February 2010 02:27 AM

    only god can save our sri lankan cricket team.wht a sad news this is???i never head any country like this....

    Saturday, 20 February 2010 02:32 AM

    Sanath should have been dropped from the national team some time back. Let him work on his new chosen path. Please dropp him for the development of the national team.

    Saturday, 20 February 2010 02:32 AM

    End of my respect for Sana.

    Saturday, 20 February 2010 02:33 AM

    But of course...wonder if it would have been the case if his allegiances weren't with the government. ...

    Saturday, 20 February 2010 02:36 AM

    DISSAMAPOINTED !!!!

    Saturday, 20 February 2010 02:38 AM

    Ideally he should have retired from cricket.

    Saturday, 20 February 2010 02:44 AM

    Well done Sanath.

    Here too in Australia we have sports personalities who have entered politics.

    Good luck in your political career. Your modest demeanour should hold you in good stead.

    You are a good role model too.

    Saturday, 20 February 2010 02:48 AM

    not a surprise

    Saturday, 20 February 2010 02:50 AM

    haha, no surprises... after he's been given the Green light from the Top, will SLC ever give him a Red light ???

    Saturday, 20 February 2010 02:50 AM

    Did Sri Lanka Cricket have a choice?

    Saturday, 20 February 2010 03:02 AM

    yes....this is good idea..but..I think Sanath will select a good party for the politics?

    Saturday, 20 February 2010 03:07 AM

    A member of Parliament getting hammered by the opposition batsmen. That's going to be something new in Cricket.

    Saturday, 20 February 2010 03:11 AM

    JAYAWEAVAA..............
    Pls come up more and more

    Saturday, 20 February 2010 03:18 AM

    Contest on UPFA ticket, all hurdles will clear away?

    Saturday, 20 February 2010 03:18 AM

    talk about involving poltics with cricket whats the fate
    our beloved game ?

    Saturday, 20 February 2010 03:19 AM

    GOD BLESS ''ALL THE BOYS''

    Saturday, 20 February 2010 03:23 AM

    Nothing should surprise us. So sad that politics and cricket have been mixed up to this extent by the powers that be.

    Saturday, 20 February 2010 03:32 AM

    every thing and any thing is possible if you are with the ruling party!!! If not????

    Saturday, 20 February 2010 03:36 AM

    Ayyoo .what a joke

    Saturday, 20 February 2010 03:39 AM

    Over to you ....Sanga......

    Saturday, 20 February 2010 03:45 AM

    Why is this even in news????

    Saturday, 20 February 2010 03:52 AM

    what a joke.... A separate constitution applies to the Rajapakses, another one for UPFA bootlickers, a third for the remaining 20 million Sri Lankans.

    Saturday, 20 February 2010 03:59 AM

    If the UPFA govt wins the elections, the cabinet/parliament will consist of actors/actresses, mistresses, sportsmen/women, women/men in distress, thugs, etc. The govt prefers brawn - not brains.

    Saturday, 20 February 2010 04:02 AM

    This is a joke. president ta kade giya okkama chande illanawa. What has happen to our great nation?

    Saturday, 20 February 2010 04:11 AM

    Old boy go out you are taking young's time. Thanks for your service for Lankan cricket.

    Saturday, 20 February 2010 04:14 AM

    Then Y Hashan could not take the Team managers post ? Only reason was involvement of politics !!! Y Double Standards...Y Y Y ?

    Saturday, 20 February 2010 01:48 AM

    New Politics in SL cricket.

    Saturday, 20 February 2010 01:55 AM

    Welldone sanath we bank on you


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