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The Indian Premier League Governing Council has agreed that no Sri Lankan players, officials or backroom staff will be involved with IPL 6 action in Chennai.
 
This comes following a hurried tele-conference among IPL bosses and franchises after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa wrote to the Prime Minister saying Lankan sportspersons were not welcome in Chennai during the IPL starting April 3.
 
With several teams, including former champions Chennai Super Kings, having top Sri Lankans in their ranks, the IPL bosses were sent in a tizzy after the Jayalalithaa letter. The governing council has decided that no Sri Lankans will feature in matches in Chennai, which will host 10 games in the tournament ending on May 26.
 
In the wake of the political unrest against Sri Lankans in Tamil Nadu, Jayalalithaa said in her letter that with emotions in her state running high over the Sri Lanka issue, it would be unadvisable for the Lankan players, umpires and other officials to visit Tamil Nadu. "In such a hostile and tense environment, we apprehend that the participation of Sri Lankan players in the IPL tournament, with many games to be played in Chennai, will aggravate an already surcharged atmosphere and further offend the sentiments of the people," says the letter. 
 
Chennai is scheduled to host 10 IPL games and ticket sales are going to start on Wednesday. CSK will play eight 'home' matches in Chennai the other two being playoffs - Qualifier 1 and Eliminator.
 
Interestingly, the president of the Board of Control of Cricket in India and CSK owner, N Srinivasan told NDTV in an exclusive interview on Monday that the IPL was in safe hands and all apprehensions around the participation of Sri Lankan players were exaggerated. He added the BCCI was unaware of teams being asked to drop their Sri Lankan recruits.
 
IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla said in Pune on Tuesday that neither the BCCI nor IPL teams have been asked to drop their Sri Lankans players. "The present status is that all Lankan players will be playing and we have got no intimation from anyone as to who would be playing and who not. As of now, Chennai will host all matches," said Shukla. Only the Lankans will be missing in action
 
In an exclusive chat, Shukla told NDTV that the security of Sri Lankan players is paramount.
 
The IPL chief said: "The cooperation of the local administration is required. We have to keep the sentiments of the local people in mind as well as the security of Lankan players. We are reviewing the situation with BCCI chief N Srinivasan and will take a decision keeping both issues in mind."
 
Meanwhile, the CEO of Sri Lankan cricket Board, Ajit Jayasekara said: "We have informed our defence and sports ministries our exchange of views with the BCCI…we have advised our players and informed our relevant authorities. We won't tell (the players) them don't go for the IPL but we did inform them about the situation right now and it's for them to take a decision."
 
Right-arm Lankan seamer Nuwan Kulasekara, who has been a limited-overs specialist and a vital cog in the CSK team, and young off-spinner Akila Dananjaya are the two Lankans in the Chennai side. They will of course be available for all 'away' games for CSK
 
Apart from Kulasekara and Dananjaya, the other Lankan players are as follows: Jeevan Mendis and Mahela Jayawardene (Delhi Daredevils), Sachithra Senanayake (Kolkata Knight Riders), Lasith Malinga (Mumbai Indians), Ajantha Mendis and Angelo Mathews (Pune Warriors India), Kusal Janith Perera (Rajashthan Royals), Muthaiah Muralitharan and Thilakaratne Dilshan (Royal Challengers, Bangalore), and Kumar Sangakkara and Thisara Perera (Source: Sunrise Hyderabad).
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  • SudhuPancha Tuesday, 26 March 2013 02:24 PM

    Badu bunis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    Yuri Wednesday, 27 March 2013 02:23 AM

    its just the beginning... rest will come after September

    keerthibanadara Wednesday, 27 March 2013 04:34 AM

    Dear Sanga , Mahela , Malinga and other our cricketers.

    if you are having financial problem can I give you my monthly salary 15,000 Rupees .. please share it among you all. this is what I can do for you. I can manage my life anyhow for this month..

    Dhammaloka Wednesday, 27 March 2013 02:46 AM

    Hope we have players with straight back bones. Time for them to think? Are we going to be a nation of fools or not?

    jacoob Wednesday, 27 March 2013 02:56 AM

    good triple

    AIA Wednesday, 27 March 2013 04:56 AM

    " Why the hell did this government end the war" thinks Lasith Malinga

    mana Wednesday, 27 March 2013 12:00 AM

    who cares? via DM Android App

    Ravi Tuesday, 26 March 2013 04:05 PM

    Aiyo Salli !!!!!!

    Cancer Wednesday, 27 March 2013 05:23 AM

    Seems like Tamil Nadu is a separate country and not a part of India. Sri Lankaan all over the world should not watch on TV a single match played in Tamil Nadu and matches played by Chennai Super Kings. Our cricketers should standby with their team mates and boycott wholly the tournament.

    Angelo Tuesday, 26 March 2013 04:19 PM

    If the Sri lanka players have backborn they must withdraw from the ipl

    ANTON Tuesday, 26 March 2013 04:22 PM

    Seems Jayalalitha is controlling everything in India.

    sach Wednesday, 27 March 2013 05:35 AM

    how? the teams are entitled to pay

    Ranjit. S Wednesday, 27 March 2013 03:57 AM

    There is no limit to madness.

    meenavan Tuesday, 26 March 2013 01:40 PM

    million rupees foreign exchange loss...??

    Shame... Tuesday, 26 March 2013 01:52 PM

    the playesrs would have rejeced at first. now only remain with regrets.

    Micheal Wednesday, 27 March 2013 04:06 AM

    Dear Sanga, Mahela & other Cricketers of Sri Lanka.

    You have been told that you guys are not welcomed in Tamil Nadu because of political issue.

    If you love the country and not the money, if you are a Sri Lanka with a backbone., you need to come with a good decision whether to play or not. Even Tamil Nadu is part of India.

    My fellow countrymen all request you to stay away from IPL !!

    Regards
    Lankan.

    dias Wednesday, 27 March 2013 04:06 AM

    Stop Tamils comeing from tamil nadu and ban all tamil films from tamil nadu

    roy Tuesday, 26 March 2013 01:54 PM

    good move ....


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