Taken aback by the BCCI's refusal of permission to the Indian players to participate in the Sri Lanka Premier League, the island nation's cricket board will meet on Monday to discuss the matter.
"The interim committee will be meeting on Monday to discuss the issue. It is too early to say anything as we have to study the situation," Sri Lanka Cricket secretary Nishantha Ranatunga said.
The BCCI refused NO Objection Certificates to 12 Indian players -- Praveen Kumar, Munaf Patel, Irfan Pathan, Dinesh Karthik, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Manoj Tiwary, Saurabh Tiwary, Umesh Yadav, Vinay Kumar, Manish Pandey and Paul Valthaty -- saying that the league would be organised not by SLC but by a private party based in Singapore on its behalf.
"We took the decision at an informal meeting of 18-20 members held yesterday that no Indian cricketer will be given permission to take part in the league as it is being organised by a private party based in Singapore. The board's policy is not to allow players to take part in private party-organised tournaments," BCCI president Shashank Manohar stated.
Manohar said unless the board gives them a No Objection Certificate, Indian players cannot participate in the Lankan Twenty20 league.
"We have to give them permission and we have decided not to give it. We have already informed the Sri Lanka Cricket about it," he elaborated.
The SLPL is scheduled between July 19 and August 4 here. The BCCI was concerned that the contracts for SLPL had not come from the SLC but by a private firm called the Somerset Entertainment.
"They (Somerset Entertainment) are the marketing arm of Sri Lanka Cricket," Ranatunga said when asked to comment on the Indian decision. (PTI)
there is only one way you can reply for this. dont send SL players to IPL. BCCI destroying the spirit of the game by money. they might not feel SL players absence but it will be a trend which follows by other countries once they realised BCCI's hiden agenda.
David Sunday, 19 June 2011 06:28 AM
Sri Lanka won the world cup without any of these nonsense ....
Nishantha Sunday, 19 June 2011 06:29 AM
why we are sending our players promote their business (IPL) ?? . SLBC also should take a decision
Cracko Sunday, 19 June 2011 06:41 AM
Another Sri Lankan Govt run disater.
mahe Sunday, 19 June 2011 07:03 AM
To Mahela, Sanga, Malinga & other IPL puppets. Any comments from your side?
Tom Cruse Jr Sunday, 19 June 2011 07:04 AM
This is how India will make SL another Indian state in 25 years time........All SL speaking Hindi, Movies, Sports , Bizness, Share market.....and more to come SHIRI LANKASTAN......LOL...LOL.
Mishra Sunday, 19 June 2011 08:17 AM
A required Slap on the face of SLC by BCCI. at least now they have to learn a lesson and not to be puppet of BCCI.
chryshan Monday, 20 June 2011 03:30 AM
Why do we need a singapore firm to organize this tournament. Dont we have enough expertise in our board to organize a simple tournament like this. Do they only know to do politics, take commissions and sell world cup tickets in bulk to politicos. Every country is treating Sri Lanka like dirt thanks to this govt.
Tom Cruise Sr Monday, 20 June 2011 08:29 AM
Good idea....we should consider becoming part of India...why not?
dissa Monday, 20 June 2011 04:20 AM
Murali? Any comments sir? did Mr. White drug any Indian Players??
Bumba Sunday, 19 June 2011 06:20 AM
Meetings. commissions, investigations. End if the day, no results.
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