Mid-day – Sri Lanka Cricket released Lasith Malinga to play IPL, saying the fast bowler will get to bowl against better batsmen in the Twenty20 league.

Summary

  • Sri Lanka Cricket released Lasith Malinga to play IPL, saying the fast bowler will get to bowl against better batsmen in the Twenty20 league.
  • Malinga (Pic/PTI) Changing its stance, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Tuesday released Lasith Malinga for IPL, saying the fast bowler will get to bowl against better batsmen in the Twenty20 league.
  • Malinga, who is one of the key pacers for Mumbai Indians, had initially made himself unavailable for the team’s first six matches as he was supposed to participate in Sri Lanka’s Super Provincial One-Day domestic tournament, scheduled for April 4-11.
  • But SLC released a statement on its official Twitter handle, saying the fast bowler can now play in IPL.
  • When we got into the auction, Sri Lanka cricket gave us his availability schedule and that tournament wasn’t a part of that.


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