Sri Lankan cricketers to be withdrawn from IPL matches if security issues arise

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 - 19:07


Minister of Sports Mahindananda Aluth Gamage states that the participation of Sri Lankan players in the IPL would only be confirmed if India guarantees their safety.


Expressing his views to our news team Minister of sports Mahindananda Aluthgamage expressed the following views in this regard.




Meanwhile, Sri Lanka Cricket has received assurances that the BCCI will take all necessary steps to ensure that Sri Lankan players feel safe and action will be taken to ensure that the players' safety is paramount.


This was after Sri Lanka Cricket wrote to the President and Secretary of Board of Control of Cricket in India with regard to the prevailing situation in India and the players participation in the IPL.


BCCI also stated that they are monitoring the situation closely and will take necessary action as and when required, to request teams not to bring Sri Lankan players to Tamil Nadu if the situation escalates.