Sri Lanka Cricket today said that Lasith Malinga could not play the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) unless he was cleared by SLC’s team of doctors.
Malinga, who led Sri Lanka to the 2014 World Twenty20 title pulled out of this year’s tournament, due to a recurring bone-bruise in his left-knee, but tipped to play for the Mumbai Indians at the IPL from the second half of the tournament.
“He cannot play in the IPL unless he gets the clearance from the team of doctors appointed by us,” SLC Chief Thilanga Sumathipala said.
“Once he informed us of his state of injury, we will ask our medical experts to assess his injury to decide, whether he is fit to play or not,” he added.
Sri Lanka Cricket has also initiated a disciplinary inquiry against Malinga for making public statements without permission.
On the eve of his departure to India, Malinga made a scathing attack on the cricket administrators for allegedly meddling with selections and also faulted the selectors for picking him for the World Twenty20 with an injury.
“Malinga has to realise that he is dealing with a new set of cricket administrators. Had we running cricket seven-years ago, he would not be making these comments today. We will deal with him for what he has said. But if he is cleared to play by the doctors, we have no issue him representing Sri Lanka,” Sumathipala added. (Champika Fernando)
Reply to SA, well my point is Malinga's playing days for SL is Over. Don't get me wrong, Malinga is the best death Bowler in T20 and ODI.
Cobra Wednesday, 13 April 2016 07:00 AM
So this is all those injuries and the entailing rest were about!!!!!
Cobra Wednesday, 13 April 2016 07:10 AM
On the other hand what the hell, Malinga no longer will play for the country, will he?
Leo Thursday, 14 April 2016 08:36 AM
If there is no signs if an injury SLC has the power to deny his no objection to participate in the IPL. Still you watch the SLC permitting him to play why Bcos the SLC gets a percentage of his IPL earnings. Mr.Sumathipala your no angel either. via DM Android App
Mangala Wednesday, 13 April 2016 09:00 AM
Is that parasite should be taught a lesson, otherwise he will set a bad example for the up and coming cricketers. SLC chief should think about setting up some guidelines for our cricketers to play IPL and other leagues.
Parakrama Thursday, 14 April 2016 11:17 AM
Chairman-SLC, don't be petty minded. Best thing is to run SLC in a manner that it will come for praise, without treading on a path to achieve personal goals of those who manage it. Parakrama
Ravi Wednesday, 13 April 2016 09:46 AM
sir just do not be jelous
Veda-mama Thursday, 14 April 2016 12:17 PM
It does not matter, who took the wickets and who won. If a player is declared medically unfit to play, then he should not play.
Jude Wednesday, 13 April 2016 10:08 AM
Malinga a "Hired Gun" will only play in IPL and Big Bash!!!period!!! Won't play for SL anymore???
Mohamed Wednesday, 13 April 2016 10:24 AM
Well done Sir!. Way to go.
Citizen Wednesday, 13 April 2016 12:04 PM
What you smoking buddy ? Can I have some ? LolDo you seriously think any of our present cricketers are capable of getting into and playing league cricket any where in the world ?We don't have powers hitters We don't have proper fast bowlersWe don't have any spin bowlers (herath will be retiring soon)
TONY Thursday, 14 April 2016 09:00 PM
DONT ISSUE DICTATORIAL AND PASS POOR JUDGEMENT THILANGA. HE CAN STILL PLAY IPL AFTER HE RETIRES FROM SLC CONTRACT
ERAJ Wednesday, 13 April 2016 02:05 PM
let him say whatever he wants. he has the right for the same.SLC just forget about individuals, and focus to find out talents. SLC should not depend on Malinga, Kumar, Mahela or any body else. Look at foreign teams, we can find many newcomers performing well.
Veda-mama Wednesday, 13 April 2016 03:29 PM
SLC Chief seems to be totally ignorant about Malinga's current medical situation OR there is something else cooking in his pot..Ha!..Ha!!..Ha!!!
Dayawathie Wednesday, 13 April 2016 04:31 PM
This president who hasn't played cricket at all shouldn't be making statements about players who has done so much for Sri Lankan cricket.
Kyle Wednesday, 13 April 2016 05:40 PM
The name plate reads Hon. Thilanga Sumathipala. Why the honorary title for a normal person.
TONY Friday, 15 April 2016 09:07 AM
THILANGA CRICKET IS A TEAM GAME AND NO ONE IS INDISPENSABLE. WE CAN ALWAYS FIND REPLACEMENTS WHO CAN BE BETTER IN EVERY RESPECT.
Sa Wednesday, 13 April 2016 07:56 PM
So Jude did you take the most important wickets in last t20 final???? Which we won!!!!!!
janaka Friday, 15 April 2016 10:40 AM
KIck him out of the team. We can still win matches without him. Why go behind him. Let him play for IPL. No need to bow down to Malinga. It wil be a disgrace for sri lanka team. others also will follow. Groom another bowler to replace malinga
southpaw Thursday, 14 April 2016 12:38 AM
TONY Thursday, 14 April 2016 12:44 AM
THILANGA TRYING TO FIND A SCAPEGOAT FOR THE POOR PERFORMANCE IN THE RECENT T20 WC. WHAT WILL HE DO IF MALINGA RETIRES FROM CRICKET. MUMBAI INDIANS WILL STILL HIRE HIM
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