IPL 2021 – Sri Lanka Cricket Surprised: Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore named Sri Lanka’s Wanindu Hasaranga and Dushmantha Chameera ahead of the IPL 2021 Phase 2 as replacements players. But Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is completely surprised with the announcement. According to SLC’s Sec, they are completely unaware of the IPL contracts to the two players. According to him, both Hasaranga and Chameera have not even applied for any No Objection’s Certificate to the board.
SLC secretary Mohan de Silva told Cricbuzz, “I don’t know, I have to check. We are under lockdown till the end of the month. We have not taken any decision yet as they will have to apply for the NOCs. We are not aware of these players being selected, neither have they sought permission from us.”
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IPL 2021: Sri Lanka Cricket surprised with IPL contracts from RCB to Hasaranga and Chameera, ‘they did not apply for NOC’s’
IPL 2021 – Sri Lanka Cricket Surprised: Hasaranga and Chameera both are expected to file an application for NOC ahead of SLC then they will take a call on it. Interestingly, both the players were there in the auction for IPL 2021 but remained unsold. Their base price was Rs 50 lakh.
Hasaranga was the Player of the Series in the recently concluded Sri Lanka vs India T20I series where he claimed seven wickets in three matches at an economy rate of 5.58. His teammate- Dushmantha Chameera also earned immense praises for his disciplined bowling. With the inclusion of these two players, the red brigade have solidified their bowling unit even more.
IPL 2021 – Sri Lanka Cricket Surprised: Both Hasaranga and Chameera were impressive performers in last month’s Sri Lanka-India white ball series. It is learnt that SLC wants its players fully fit for the Twenty20 World Cup, which is set to take place on October-November and before that they plan to leave for Oman, where they are planning to play a few games. Sri Lanka will also host South Africa for three ODIs and three Twenty20 Internationals from September 2 to 14.
The newly-appointed head coach of RCB mentioned that the franchisee have had a close eye over Sri Lanka’s spinner Wanindu Hasaranga.
Talking about Hasaranga, Hesson said: “We have an extensive scouting program, Wanidu has been on our radar for a long time. We aren’t surprised by his success in recent times, he has been doing it for a while. We like his skill set. We like the fact that he is a multi-skill cricketer, so he offers us the ability to bat a little bit deeper as well. That gives us a lot of exciting options.”
IPL 2021: RCB waiting for IPL GC approval for England left-arm pacer George Garton – Left-arm pacer George Garton, who played for Southern Brave in The Hundred, will also play for RCB, according to ESPNcricinfo. IPL governing council is yet to approve him as a replacement. Garton played nine matches for Southern Brave where he picked 10 wickets and played a key role in his side becoming champions of The Hundred.