Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) chairman, D. S. de Silva and secretary, Nishantha Ranatunga will be in India to meet the Indian cricket board officials tomorrow (22) and they will try to convince them to send few players' to participate in the forthcoming Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL), Sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage said.
The minister said, "I have instructed the chairman and the secretary to rush to India and convince the Indian board officials to allow their players to play in our tournament".
"The chairman will be directly arriving from London, where he has been with the Sri Lanka team and Ranatunga will join him from Sri Lanka".
"We have good rapport with the Indian board and I am sure the issue will be sorted out amicably".
"The first edition of this tournament will go ahead as scheduled (July 19 to August 4, 2011). ", the minister insisted.
The minister also denied the roel of ex-BCCI official, Lalit Modi's hand in SLPL. "I can say with 100 % assertion there is no role of Lalit Modi in SLPL. I am unaware about his trip to this country, if he had made some two months ago".
Sandeep M. Bhammer, the Chairman of Somerset Entertainment Ventures (Singapore) Pte. Ltd, when approached for his comments, too insisted, "we are the marketing agents and the SLPL is being hosted by SLC". (Daily Mirror online)
Is this duo capable of negotiating with the Indians or will they end up making some other deals beneficial to BCCI. Our negotiators have always sold out to the Indians.
Kevin Singh Tuesday, 21 June 2011 02:49 PM
It's payback time for the BCCI for the attempts made by Sri Lanka's Minister of Sports to sabotage the IPL. You want to go to war with the BCCI? Welcome Colombo; let's see who will win
jay Tuesday, 21 June 2011 02:39 PM
y do we concentrate only on cricket men? why dont weimprove in a sport like foot ball
jay Tuesday, 21 June 2011 02:34 PM
After all i dont see the necessity of such an event in SL. It is highly unlikely such an event succeed in SL. After world cup in 96 SLC got money and then corruption. Most importantly we should change the idiotic sports minister.
MagodisThuma Tuesday, 21 June 2011 02:30 PM
They are correct....only thing now they can do is Begging !
nishan Tuesday, 21 June 2011 01:31 PM
Did he take his begging bowl as usual?
david Tuesday, 21 June 2011 12:42 PM
Bring some players from China and Russia.,
Optional Sports In Srilanka.
Table Tennis PL Or Chess PL
sunil-canada Tuesday, 21 June 2011 10:43 AM
Dont we have more important things to worry. Looks like every one has forgotten about the rapidly increasing cost of living and other problems in the day to life.
Fayad Tuesday, 21 June 2011 10:43 AM
Mecca of cricket India ??? Dictating terms to ICC and all the test playing nations.
thora Tuesday, 21 June 2011 10:36 AM
Why these idiots begging to India for their 2 level players?
DN Tuesday, 21 June 2011 03:51 PM
Why SLC don’t invite few players form China. If possible ask Chinese to build cricket ground in Jaffna. Then Indians will come here for begging.
lanka putha Tuesday, 21 June 2011 10:40 AM
attach the SLC to defence ministry... comeon Gota help out
pk Tuesday, 21 June 2011 10:35 AM
Yields of maharaja's pathetic post war performance.
Guru Tuesday, 21 June 2011 10:24 AM
Let MR bring from China & Russia. Ha ha ha.
akash Tuesday, 21 June 2011 10:27 AM
CHINA , IRAN , RUSSIA SHOULD START PLAYING CRICKET, THEN WE DONT HAVE TO RUN BEHIND INDIA NEY
akash Tuesday, 21 June 2011 10:21 AM
Hey guys India should obey what ever SLC wanted , because SLC gifted the world cup 2011. mmmmm Gifted or Sold ??????
srilank Tuesday, 21 June 2011 09:56 AM
You didnt allow dilshan to play some matches in IPL how will they allow.. TIT FOR TAT
Titta Tuesday, 21 June 2011 09:49 AM
TRUE ! WE HAD DONE THE SAME FOR . BUT YOU DON'T DO THE FOR US. ONE DAY WE ARE BECOMING LIGHT OF ASIA.
surendran Tuesday, 21 June 2011 09:48 AM
Some Time Back during IPL we worked against IPL and wanted our cricketrs to return today when LALIT MODY (money power) makes our politicians and cricket officials dance according to his tune.......but poor MALINGA he was penalised
wasantha Tuesday, 21 June 2011 07:51 PM
every sri lankans knows what big brother india is trying to play with a tiny island............but they had better know that we defeated mighty LTTE.....
Mohamed Bin Laden Wednesday, 22 June 2011 04:59 AM
We should be going to Islamic republic of Pakistan and telling them that coming here will hurt India's interests. This will make them very interested in Sri Lankan culture and religion. Pakistan and Sri Lanka are eternal friends. And we all know how much respect and regard the Taliban and Muslims in Pakistan have for Buddhism, Hindus, Christians and other kaffirs.
Balla Wednesday, 22 June 2011 03:18 AM
We can not imaging the hatred of those "humans" who write coments here in DM against their sport, their country and governmnet. we do not have that kinda "dogs traits' in us dogs
sir Don Batsman Wednesday, 22 June 2011 03:18 AM
Shame on S.L. if SLC do not reciprocate by banning S.L.cricketers taking part in IPL.next season. Even then BCCI will not beg & negotiate with SLC.
NAIDE Wednesday, 22 June 2011 02:47 AM
DOES IT MEAN ANY DICK, TOM & HARRY FROM INDIA WOULD DO IN OUR HOUR OF DESPERATION ?
Okay Wednesday, 22 June 2011 12:06 AM
Disgusting. Kow-towing to India again.
dava Tuesday, 21 June 2011 11:02 PM
Get Gotta to inject players from the ARMY. Surely it's better than putting these guys for vegetable sales and other odd jobs. At least they can earn a happy life.
pissu balla Tuesday, 21 June 2011 08:32 PM
Minister have to go to BCCI and stand outside of the office to get the permission.
Peter Tuesday, 21 June 2011 08:21 PM
You must always know your place in the world, and keep your word. The SLC boys, and Minister, came on strong during the IPL fiasco. Now the shoe is on the other foot and they do not like it and have to go to India with their tails between their legs. Throw the bums out, the Minister included. Too many catchers in high places.
wasantha Tuesday, 21 June 2011 07:59 PM
where do you come from?.....must come from india.....
porape aluthgamage Tuesday, 21 June 2011 09:52 AM
So, even after public disclosure of the mess they have made, these donkeys are still having a big tamasha and flying high. Where is the accountability in this Miracle of Asia?
Grumpy Tuesday, 21 June 2011 06:53 PM
If we have a good rapport with the BCCI no need to rush officials. It can be settled with a telephone call.
Aiyoo Sri Lanka Tuesday, 21 June 2011 06:14 PM
Rushing for all the wrong reasons...... Rushing to fill pockets.... Rushing to brainwash masses.... Rushing to reach an unholy END!
viv Tuesday, 21 June 2011 05:26 PM
look who's talking some people think Sri Lanak is a super power and can ignore the international world for everything and anything
IF BCCI put a clause sayin no IPL palyer is allwed to play then u will not get any player playing in thr tournement
Pandian Tuesday, 21 June 2011 05:06 PM
But we like to learn from the victor. Remember India beat us at the Finals!!!!
Patel Tuesday, 21 June 2011 04:58 PM
harakath Tuesday, 21 June 2011 05:02 PM
SLC's bankrupt SHAMELESS officials are begging for Indian money now.wait ,where the chief minister who spoke big about recalling lankann players from IPL?
freehit Tuesday, 21 June 2011 04:22 PM
We are treated as poor relatives by BCCI.
Gon Aliya Tuesday, 21 June 2011 04:07 PM
Don't lick their feet
dond Tuesday, 21 June 2011 06:17 AM
India should not worry. SLPL will never be a threat IPL
Mayu Tuesday, 21 June 2011 07:05 AM
Too many crickets. It is boring now and big expense to the nation.
samosa Tuesday, 21 June 2011 06:49 AM
What has happened to SLC? SLC needs people who have backbones... Not these shameless board...
Don Tuesday, 21 June 2011 06:52 AM
where is the money to purchase the air tickets on business class, allowances, accommodation etc etc.....
Basila Tuesday, 21 June 2011 06:47 AM
If government cannot to control such a single board, they are not able to control a country.
Dhanuka Tuesday, 21 June 2011 06:48 AM
If you can’t convince at least confuse them... (as usual )
Cynic Tuesday, 21 June 2011 06:42 AM
Who cares for India anyway. Get cricketers from China and Russia for the SLPL.
arshad Tuesday, 21 June 2011 06:41 AM
Can't the SLC take a decision. Always ministry put head to every thing Poor Politics. :(
mage lanka Tuesday, 21 June 2011 06:31 AM
shame shame puppy shame.........sport minister and his SLCB staff should resign immediately .y india is the mother of cricket?.
toejoe Tuesday, 21 June 2011 06:21 AM
ASFAR Tuesday, 21 June 2011 07:02 AM
why beg india ? we must stop begging from other countries in any form.
malkanthi Tuesday, 21 June 2011 06:02 AM
So if still not convinced, the minister sports will follow, further failing H.E. will follow. This is truly Hilarious!
hera Tuesday, 21 June 2011 05:53 AM
Why get Indians. they are useless
simple mind Tuesday, 21 June 2011 05:51 AM
Dont these guys have any shame. But they talk big at home.
daham Tuesday, 21 June 2011 05:40 AM
Big brother impact. Sri Lanka dancing to the tunes of India.
Concern Tuesday, 21 June 2011 05:37 AM
How much the duo will spend on this trip. Will it come in the next audit report.
Coolman Tuesday, 21 June 2011 05:34 AM
Now use the proverbial beggng bowl for cricket as well. Ha ha ha.... Miracle of Asia......
Rosh Tuesday, 21 June 2011 05:27 AM
Rush Rush Rush S L C empty pocket
Danushka Desilva Tuesday, 21 June 2011 05:25 AM
Munta Lajja nahane............ Begging people for money, if they say they cant then dont beg them
rif Tuesday, 21 June 2011 08:52 AM
they cant give time to our player to play there but they want Indian player to play here very good ?
Lal Medawatte Tuesday, 21 June 2011 09:47 AM
Of course MR can bring cricketers falsorom Iran and Myanmar
millibamd Tuesday, 21 June 2011 09:31 AM
Pension fund, government contribution = Rs 1.0 Billion Cricket Board , government contribution = Rs 2.0 Billion
dalubanda Tuesday, 21 June 2011 09:30 AM
After commonwealth games, we all will automatically become beggars except some few crows.
Siva Tuesday, 21 June 2011 09:25 AM
They are going to threaten that if you dont send we will go to China or Russia !
ASHRAFF Tuesday, 21 June 2011 09:22 AM
Altough we are a small country why should we go behind Indian Cricket Board
ASHRAFF NAZIM - DUBAI
cricket fan Tuesday, 21 June 2011 09:11 AM
Unless u have Pakistani players India wont be sending their players.....
Ajith Tuesday, 21 June 2011 09:13 AM
Earlier Politicians were running to India, now the Cricket Board started running, i am not sure who else will be running to India in Future...
asoka abeywardena Tuesday, 21 June 2011 09:02 AM
shame...!!! what shame...? not a single sri lankan politician has heard that word...
raju Tuesday, 21 June 2011 08:59 AM
Guru Tuesday, 21 June 2011 05:21 AM
India should not send anyone.
Lal Medawatte Tuesday, 21 June 2011 08:30 AM
These are the people appointed by MR. Do you expect them to have backbones?
nimal Tuesday, 21 June 2011 08:16 AM
politics or sports our begging will never die
Javi Tuesday, 21 June 2011 08:07 AM
ajith Tuesday, 21 June 2011 07:35 AM
Nava gilunath band chune!!!!!
Mohamed Tuesday, 21 June 2011 07:30 AM
You blackmailed them during IPL and now it is their turn.
Chathu05 Tuesday, 21 June 2011 07:30 AM
We should not beg. Simple as that.
athula Tuesday, 21 June 2011 07:18 AM
This is a open - Match fixing .. why not use our Club cricketers in our Land its only Twenty overs
Anu Tuesday, 21 June 2011 07:18 AM
I reckon that the minister should flush the committee out. That will do the whole country good
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