Dec 05, 2017

India tour : Dayasiri recalls cricket stars

Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara had recalled nine (9) ODI cricketers around midnight yesterday (04) who were about to leave from the Katunayake Bandaranaike International Airport to participate in the ODI series against India, it is reported.

The ODI team members are required to obtain the approval of the Sports Minister prior to being included in the squad, the Sri Lanka Cricket Institution had included these players in the squad without the Minister’s approval, which led to them being recalled.

 Among those who had to head back home were ODI Captain Tissara Perera, Dhanushka Gunatillake, Upul Tharanga, Asela Gunaratne, Sachith Pathirana, Dushmantha Chameera and several others.