Lankan board bracing for showdown with BCCI over calling back players

Mumbai will miss Lasith Malinga after Sri Lankan board called back all players for Nations duty

Colombo: Apr 13, 2011


Sri Lankan sports ministry’s decision to call back its cricketers from the ongoing IPL could lead to “a potentially explosive situation” as far as the board’s ties with the BCCI — world cricket’s financial powerhouse — is concerned, a leading newspaper here said.


The ministry had yesterday asked the Sri Lankan cricketers participating in the hugely popular Twenty20 league to return home early to prepare for the national team’s tour of England that gets underway on May 14.


“The latest development is almost certain to create a tense situation in Sri Lanka’s ties with the world cricket’s financial power house, the BCCI which more or less dictates terms to the ICC and world cricket as a whole,” the Daily Mirror opined today.


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