Lasith Malinga will not be banned: SLC president

Earlier, there were murmurs that Malinga may be banned from the Sri Lankan team for not signing a contract with the board Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Colombo: Jun 14, 2012

The speculation surrounding a possible ban on Lasith Malinga has been put to rest as Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) announced that there is no such move. Earlier, there were murmurs that Malinga may be banned from the Sri Lankan team for not signing a contract with the board.

The SLC President, Upali Dharmadasa was quoted in The Hindu, “”I vehemently deny this story which is a figment of imagination of some vested interests.”

Dharmadasa pinned the blame on the media for spreading such stories. He revealed that the issue with Malinga was sorted out.

“I think with the forthcoming India series, this is some kind of a build up They [the media] are trying to create pressure on us and on Malinga. This will not work.”

“It is not fair to attempt to demoralise a few key players and Sri Lanka Cricket when all issues between the players and us has been sorted out,” Dharmadsa concluded.