Colombo: Jan 20, 2014
“We have a busy international programme so it is important for players to attend training,” Jayasuriya said.
Malinga, playing for Melbourne Stars and Mendis for Sydney Thunder have been asked to return tomorrow in order to train with the national squad.
Sri Lankan administration was said to be frustrated with Malinga’s decision to skip national duties while making himself available for cash rich T20 leagues overseas.
Malinga has a habit of citing a niggling injury and skip national duties.
Sri Lanka did not permit all rounder Thisara Perera to take part in the BBL as he developed injuries and his performance level slumped.
SLC sources said that the Melbourne Stars have asked for permission to allow Malinga to stay until the Big Bash League reached the semifinal stage later this month.
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