Sangakkara, Jayawardene lament lack of Sri Lankan presence in IPL
Former Sri Lanka cricket stars Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene, who occupy main off-field roles for Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians respectively within the Indian Premier League (IPL), have blamed lack of readability on excursions programme by Sri Lanka Cricket and lack of bowlers and all-rounders for the absence of any participant from the nation within the 2021 season of the match.
That is the primary time that not one of the franchises will characteristic any Sri Lanka cricketer within the IPL. It’s particularly shocking because the island nation hosted its first version of its T20 match, the Lanka Premier League (LPL) in late 2020.
“I feel there have been some implausible gamers there (within the Lanka Premier League) and in Sri Lanka at present. However I feel the essential factor is the unpredictability of the touring programme of SLC (Sri Lanka Cricket) the place it is extremely exhausting to foretell for the way lengthy gamers could be accessible and in the event that they should even depart sooner or later within the IPL season,” stated Sangakkara whereas talking to the media on Friday.
“So it provides a little bit of volatility that franchises form of shrink back from. That is among the massive the reason why you see lack of Sri Lanka gamers within the IPL and positively not as a result of they do not have the aptitude,” added the previous Sri Lanka wicketkeeper and captain.
Jayawardene, however, stated that the public sale noticed the demand for bowlers and bowling all-rounders which Sri Lanka do not have.
“It’s disappointing and disheartening… I feel just a few guys have been on the radar, however it’s a robust place as a result of we’re taking a look at 20-odd slots for abroad gamers, and nearly all of these slots have been for the quick bowlers and all-rounders. Sri Lanka lacks a little bit of that,” Jayawardene instructed media.
“IPL is the place the place you try to get the perfect gamers in world cricket, and it is a good message for the Sri Lankan cricketers to elevate their sport and be aggressive in order that they might be a part of the IPL on their advantage,” the previous captain added.
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