Malinga: IPL before country

2014-07-29 14:43
Lasith Malinga (AP)
Colombo - Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga has informed his country's cricket chiefs that he would prefer to play for his IPL team rather than Sri Lanka's Southern Express in the Champions League T20 later this year.

Sri Lanka Cricket on Tuesday announced that the player had sent a letter on July 15 wherein he requested to represent the Mumbai Indians in the Champions League T20. The request letter was tabled at an Exco meeting held on July 22.

"As per the Team Participation Agreement of CLT20 - 2014, the decision on which team a player should represent is the sole prerogative of the player himself. Accordingly, whilst expressing Sri Lanka Cricket’s preference for Lasith to represent the Southern Express Team at the said event, the Executive Committee left this decision at his sole discretion," SLC said via a news statement.

This year's Champions League T20 will be held in India from September 17-October 6.


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Under fire Proteas coach Russell Domingo has blamed player workloads and fatigue as the reason for the national team's woeful showing in the Tri Series in the Caribbean. Your thoughts?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.