[caption id="attachment_819809" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-819809" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Lasith-Malinga_CSA-Twitter-1.jpg" alt="" width="628" height="407" /> Sri Lanka Cricket on Tuesday decided to give permission to Lasith Malinga to feature in the ongoing edition of the Indian T20 League. @Twitter/Cricket South Africa[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Sri Lanka Cricket on Tuesday decided to give permission to <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/lasith-malinga/news/">Lasith Malinga</a> to feature in the ongoing edition of the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/ipl">Indian T20 League</a>. <p></p> <p></p>The Sri Lankan limited-overs captain, who plays for the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/mumbai-indians">Mumbai</a> franchise, did not play their opening game. Rishabh Pant s unbeaten 78 off 27 balls powered Delhi to a 37-run win against the Rohit Sharma-led side on Sunday. <p></p> <p></p> Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) decided to give permission to Mr. Lasith Malinga to play in the ongoing IPL tournament, said SLC in a media release. (<strong>READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/lasith-malinga-prefers-world-cup-preparation-over-indian-t20-league-817882">Malinga prefers World Cup preparation over Indian T20 league</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>Earlier, SLC made it a requirement for its players to appear in Super Provincial One Day domestic tournament to be eligible for World Cup selection. <p></p> <p></p>The dates of the same were clashing with the cash-rich league in India. <p></p> <p></p>However, SLC reversed their decision and allowed Malinga to play in the league. <p></p> <p></p> The management decided to release Malinga from participating in the Super Provincial One Day Tournament; since he would get an opportunity to play with much stronger opposition in the IPL tournament; which consist of international players, added SLC. <p></p> <p></p>Mumbai coach and Malinga's former teammate Mahela Jayawardene said that the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/ipl-2019-mumbai-indians-werent-made-aware-of-lasith-malingas-unavailability-mahela-jayawardene-818625">team was not made aware of Malinga's unavailability</a>. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/lasith-malinga-to-retire-from-international-cricket-after-2020-icc-world-t20-817943">Lasith Malinga to retire from international cricket after 2020 ICC World T20</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p> We need to gather our thoughts and see, Jayawardene had told reporters in Mumbai on Sunday. <p></p> <p></p> If you read the entire thing, the tournament is for four or five days in April, so till that time there s availability. When we got him in the auction, SLC gave us his availability schedule, that tournament wasn t part of that. So, there is a conversation to be made and once we get through that conversation we ll let you know. It s way too early for us to comment on whether he s going to be unavailable or whatever. We ll see what happens.