Sri Lankan Players

  • SLC orders inquiry into incident involving drunken player on flight July 2, 2013

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has ordered an inquiry into reports that an unnamed player of the country's A team misbehaved on a British Airways flight while being drunk. "...Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that it is disappointed to hear of such an incident and SLC will discuss with the...
  • Stopping SL cricketers from playing in Chennai is unfortunate April 2, 2013

    IBN18 editor-in-chief Rajdeep Sardesai speaks on the controversial issue regarding the IPL 6 participation of Sri Lankan players in Chennai. ...
  • Players in IPL endorsement of human rights abuse charges: Ranatunga March 27, 2013

    Colombo: Former Sri Lankan captain Arjuna Ranatunga on Wednesday slammed the decision of the cricket Board and government to allow Sri Lankan players to participate in the IPL as an endorsement of human rights abuse allegations against Sri Lanka. "What most people seem to ignore is that both Jayalalithaa and Karunanidhi...
  • Politics is everywhere, feels Muttiah Muralitharan March 27, 2013

    Muttiah Muralitharan says that he is not aware of the full situation of playing in Chennai as of yet and he needs all the decisions in writing. ...
  • Sri Lanka allow players to join IPL March 27, 2013

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's cricket board said on Wednesday that it would allow its players to take part in the IPL Twenty20 tournament in India next month after receiving assurances about their safety. The government in Colombo had threatened to prevent any of the 13 Sri Lankan players contracted to play...
  • TN: Is competitive politics setting a dangerous precedent? March 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Even as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa barred Sri Lankan players from taking part in the Indian Premier League matches in the state, questions of whether her decision was made due to the competitive politics in Tamil Nadu were abound. "You say Tamils are suffering, I can tell...
  • Should Lankan players be made hostage to politics? March 26, 2013

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Tuesday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying no Sri Lankan player should play the Indian Premier League (IPL) matches in her state. Earlier in February, Jayalalithaa had cancelled the Asian Athletics meet saying Sri Lankan players would not be allowed in Tamil Nadu. ...
  • News 360: Sri Lankan players can't play IPL matches in TN, says Jaya March 26, 2013

    Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa wrote to the Prime Minister demanding that no Sri Lankan player should play the IPL matches in her state. ...
  • Jaya bars SL players from Chennai matches, IPL bosses bow to pressure March 26, 2013

    Chennai: With the political temperature mounting, the latest salvo from Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa left no room for negotiations. Hher message was clear, making making no effort at subtlety, the AIADMK supremo said, "In view of the popular antipathy and anger in Tamil Nadu against the actions of the...
  • Sri Lankan players will not play in Chennai venue: Rajiv Shukla March 26, 2013

    Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa wrote to the Prime Minister demanding that no Sri Lankan player should play the IPL matches in her state. ...
  • IPL 6: No Sri Lankan players to play in Chennai March 26, 2013

    Chennai: Bowing to intense political pressure, top Sri Lankan players were on Tuesday withdrawn from the Chennai matches of the high-profile IPL after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa refused to host them in view of the prevailing anti-Sinhalese sentiments in the state. Earlier on Tuesday, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa...
  • Jaya has her way, SL players won't play in Chennai March 26, 2013

    New Delhi: The Indian Premier League (IPL) Governing Council on Tuesday decided against fielding Sri Lankan players in Chennai following security concerns after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa barred them from the State. However, sources said that the Sri Lankan players will be allowed to play in other states. Jayalalithaa had...
  • Jayalalithaa says no IPL match with SL players in TN March 27, 2013

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday once again played the Tamil card and wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh demanding that no Sri Lankan player should play the Indian Premier League (IPL) matches in her state. Raking up the alleged war crimes committed by Sri Lankan armed...
  • Sri Lankan players' IPL 6 participation remains doubtful March 26, 2013

    New Delhi: The participation of Sri Lankan players in the sixth season of the Indian Premier League remains doubtful, according to reports on Tuesday. It has been reported that the Tamil Nadu government has opposed the presence of Sri Lankan cricketers in the high profile league starting April 3. Chennai Super...
  • Sri Lankan players association concerned about safety during IPL March 19, 2013

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket Players' Association (SLCPA) has written to the Federation of International Cricketers' Association to assess the safety of its players during the sixth edition of the IPL, starting April 3. The safety concerns have been raised following the attacks against Sri Lankan nationals in Tamil Nadu. SLCPA Chairman...
  • IPL 6: Sri Lankan players may avoid games in Chennai March 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Amid protests and political unrest in India on Tuesday over alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka, sources told CNN-IBN that players from the neighbouring country may miss the matches to be held in Chennai during season six of the Indian Premier League (IPL) that begins April 3. Expressing its...
  • India dismisses Pak's charge of plotting Lahore attack April 11, 2009

    New Delhi: Lahore Police on Friday claimed that there was evidence to prove India was behind the attack on Sri Lankan cricketers in Lahore. The Sri Lankan cricket team was attacked on March 3, 2009, near Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium and all the 12 terrorists who attacked got away. Even at that time...
  • Pak report blames foreign hand, cops for Lahore attack March 20, 2009

    Karachi: The preliminary report by the government investigators into the attack on the Sri Lankan cricketer in Lahore has blamed senior police and security officials for the March 3 incident. According to Geo television channel, the preliminary investigation report had been sent to the Interior Ministry for further action. After the attack...
  • Wounded Sri Lankan palyers say yes to IPL March 5, 2009

    New Delhi: A day after the militant attacks on them in Lahore, some high-profile Sri Lankan players have confirmed their participation in the second season of the IPL. Sources in the IPL governing council told CNN-IBN that nearly all Sri Lankan players have confirmed their participation in the marquee event that...