SLC Decline Hasaranga and Chameera’s IPL participation
Wanindu Hasaranga and Dushmantha Chameera, who was announced as replacement players by Royal Challengers Bangalore for the remainder of the Indian Premier League 2021 season, have not sought permission from the SLC, and the board is unaware of their signings, according to Sri Lanka Cricket secretary Mohan de Silva. “I don’t know, I have to check.
We are under lockdown till the end of the month,” de Silva said. He also stated that the board will make a decision on the players only when they have received the application for no-objection certifications. “We have not taken any decision yet as they will have to apply for the NOCs. We are not aware of these players being selected, neither have they sought permission from us.”
29-year-old right-arm pacer
Hasaranga and Chameera did not sell at the IPL auction earlier this year. A starting price of Rs 50 lakh was set for each. RCB said on Saturday that Hasaranga, a 24-year-old leg-spinner, has been brought in to replace Australia’s Adam Zampa, and Dushmantha Chameera, a 29-year-old right-arm pacer, has been brought in to replace Australia’s Daniel Sams, who is unavailable for the IPL Hasaranga and Chameera both had strong performances in the white ball series between Sri Lanka and India last month.
SLC wants its players to be fully fit for the Twenty20 World Cup, which is expected to take place in October-November, and they want to travel to Oman to play a few games there before that. Sri Lanka will also play South Africa in three One-Day Internationals and three Twenty20 Internationals. From September 2 to 14, Sri Lanka will host South Africa for three One-Day Internationals and three Twenty20 Internationals.
After a protracted period of disagreement, the Sri Lanka board declared on Saturday that 18 players, including Hasaranga and Chameera, have signed on the dotted lines.