Sri Lankan board and players shun England for IPL 2009

For Test playing nation Sri Lanka, it seems to be T20 that takes prime place, as of late. Putting a full stop to speculations and a debate that was set to rage, Sri Lanka’s two Test tour of England next year has been put off. The reason: Sri Lanka has finalized a deal that will [...]

Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara, Muttiah Muralitharan may skip Sri Lanka’s Pak tour for IPL

The cash-rich Indian Premier League is now throwing international schedules into disarray, with Sri Lanka’s ODI tour of Pakistan set to suffer as many Sri Lankan players are toying with the idea of skipping that to participate in DLF IPL Twenty20, which begins from April 18. The Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka itself was organized [...]

Arjuna Ranatunga hopes too much cash won’t spoil young players

Arjuna Ranatunga, the former highly successful captain of the Sri Lanka cricket team, has said that players venturing into new cash-rich tournaments like ICL and IPL could be adversely affected by the amount of huge money they offer. Ranatunga said there was nothing wrong in making money when an opportunity comes in, but also said [...]

18 players up for grabs in 2nd IPL auction on March 11

Eighteen players, incuding Pakistan’s Misabah-ul-Haq, Bangladesh’s Mohammed Ashraful and Australia’s Shane Watson, will be up for grabs in the second IPL auction to be held on March 11. Seven New Zealand players, four Aussies, three Pakistanis, two Bangladeshis and one player each from Sri Lanka and South Africa will be auctioned on March 11. There [...]