Former Indian captain and Rajasthan Royals skipper Rahul Dravid has said that the issue about the participation of Sri Lankan players in Chennai is unfortunate.
In an interview Times of India, Dravid said that the Indian Government and the BCCI are looking into the matter and they will handle the issue in the best possible way.
Excerpts from an interview on Sri Lanka.
How do you react to the issue over Lankan cricketer's participation in Chennai matches?
It is quite unfortunate. You can't do much when such things happen. I am sure the BCCI and the government are looking into it and they will handle it in the best possible way. There are a few teams which have some good Sri Lankan players and they might have to change their strategies for the games in Chennai. Fortunately, we Royals have just one Sri Lanka in Kushal Perera and we do have replacements for him, in case we need to take such a call.
But, don't you think some teams might be at a disadvantage?
All teams have to adhere by this rule and it is the same situation for everyone in the IPL. Some teams have Sri Lankans as captains and as I said, they might just have to change their strategies a little bit.
Chaminda Tilakumara Sunday, 31 March 2013 08:48 AM
Dravid, how about making a principled stand against racism by your countrymen?
mori Sunday, 31 March 2013 12:00 AM
not only unfortunate,but also these TN radicals will disturb each n every events yht involves Both countries,may be by 2020 TN will be a separate country.India even may giv them free to go as independent country cos TN is a headache for Indian union. via DM Android App
zavahir Sunday, 31 March 2013 09:09 AM
Both countries failed in racism. BUT DON'T MIX SPORTS WITH RACISM.
muckgona Sunday, 31 March 2013 09:13 AM
Pathetic response by RD, all SL cricketers should withdraw from IPL
KD Sunday, 31 March 2013 09:26 AM
We should first ask our own leaders for the same
FARHAZ AHMED Sunday, 31 March 2013 09:57 AM
You are Pathetic my friend.
It's in your name isn'it? Really a Muck Gona aren't you?
sunny Sunday, 31 March 2013 12:00 AM
no much difference betwern Srilankan and Tamil Nadu politicients.
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Raj Sunday, 31 March 2013 10:02 AM
what about making a principled stand against the racism prevailing in SL.
Raj Sunday, 31 March 2013 10:06 AM
well said, but it is falling on deaf ears
jaya Sunday, 31 March 2013 12:00 AM
Ban thamilnadu people comming to srilanka. via DM Android App
Ajith Sunday, 31 March 2013 12:50 PM
well said..But we are always good at pointing the fingers outside than towards us...
Malta Sunday, 31 March 2013 01:05 PM
Listen to Murali Raj, KD. And we have aTamil as our Captain now....and all Sri Lankans are proud of him.
Aliya Sunday, 31 March 2013 12:00 AM
By looking at what our players r saying,, i get the feeling that they r considering money over country to survive? how shame via DM Android App
Puswedilla Sunday, 31 March 2013 12:00 AM
India like to think it is independent and secular but actually they are still a old tribal culture in sheep's cloths. via DM Android App
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