Sri Lanka coach calls for IPL window | Cricket News | Cricbuzz.com

15
Vote



Sri Lanka’s interim coach Stuart Law on Friday said cricket administrators should schedule a window for Indian Premier League fixtures to stop players choosing club over country.

Law, who has stepped in to fill the job left by outgoing coach Trevor Bayliss, has a tough assignment ahead as Sri Lanka leave for a gruelling tour of England on Tuesday.

The touring squad will be without eight players, including new skipper Tillakaratne Dilshan, who are in India for the money-spinning Twenty20 competition.

“It (IPL) is a can of worms,” Law told AFP, when asked if it was right to ask Sri Lankan players to leave the IPL midway through to tune-up for the England tour.

“The way I look at it is this. All our boys are playing competitive cricket right now in IPL. They are playing a high level of competition, working under different coaches. It’s better that way than having training.”

Sri Lanka Cricket had earlier ordered its IPL players to return home early and train for the tour comprising three Tests, five one-dayers and one Twenty20 internationals

The board later backed down and asked the players to join the team in England on May 18 ahead of the second practice game in Derby.

Law, a former Australian batsman, said cricket boards in England and Australia had the financial resources to retain their players and ask them to skip IPL for national duty.

“But in Sri Lanka, we can’t afford that,” he said. “The IPL won’t go away. It’s huge. It is shown around the world. The boards will have to come up with a compromise, a definite window to accommodate it.”

Law said it would also be unfair on the franchises if players skipped the tournament midway.

“From a player’s point of view, a definite window will be helpful,” said Law who had been assisting Bayliss since 2009.

Law, however, admitted that the IPL has hampered the team’s preparations with the selectors being forced to rope in Farveez Maharoof and Kaushal Silva as cover for missing senior players.

Maharoof is currently playing county cricket with Lancashire, making an impressive start to the season with a hundred on his debut against Somerset at Liverpool.

Silva, 24, is uncapped but has an impressive first-class average of 45 and has been picked up as a back-up for Prasanna Jayawardene.

The first Test begins in Cardiff on May 26.

[Story Source] [Contest win Rs 1000-100,000 now]

This post was submitted by prashant agarwal.

Related Posts
The IPL: from an Aficionado

The IPL: from an Aficionado

Once the opening ceremony of IPL IV was done, there was one thought that eased me down a little. Yes! It has been a hectic past few months, but India had just won the World Cup and after a lukewa...
WICB didn’t check my injury status: Taylor

WICB didn’t check my injury status: Taylor

Back to competitive cricket in the IPL after an injury layoff, West Indian pacer Jerome Taylor says his Board did not check on the status of his back problem till he l...
	Warne always made the game exciting for players

Warne always made the game exciting for players

Shane Warne will retire as a player at the end of this IPL season. He'll leave with only one regret, that he didn't captain Australia on a long term basis. When he did captain the Australian One ...
 Sourav’s ‘debut’ won’t be rushed

Sourav’s ‘debut’ won’t be rushed

Calcutta: Having been off regular cricket for five months, Sourav Ganguly won’t make his Pune Warriors India debut till such time that he’s absolutely confident of actually making a difference.So,...
Warne to retire from IPL

Warne to retire from IPL

SHANE Warne last night composed a heartfelt farewell to professional cricket, confirming this Indian Premier League season would be his last.Warne, 41, broke the news on Twitter, more than four ye...
WICB-players’ dispute should end soon: Pollard

WICB-players’ dispute should end soon: Pollard

West Indian all-rounder Kieron Pollard feels the dispute between some senior players and the cricket board back home needs to be sorted out as quickly as possible for th...

Leave a Reply

 
We will keep You Updated...
Get Free Email Newsletter from VoteUpIndia Sign up for our free email newsletter. (Help?)
Read latest headlines in your favorite news reader
Follow VoteUpIndia  on Twitter Become a VoteUpIndia Fan on Facebook Subscribe to VoteUpIndia in Google Reader Add VoteUpIndia  to My Yahoo Add VoteUpIndia  to Netvibes Subscribe to Free Techie Buzz RSS Feed
Sponsored Links
Advertisements
Featured Video
Amazon
Best Storytellers
Powered by Authors Widget
Recent Posts

McDonald's Suspends Employee, Probes Child's Eviction From Pune Outlet

PUNE: After reports emerged that an eight-year-old destitute child was thrown out of an outlet of...

Why Arjun Made a Humble Request to Cast Sonakshi in Tevar

It's all about wearing your Tevar, this new year. Arjun Kapoor looked dapper at the initial promotions...

5 things Modi needs to do ASAP, after Bihar loss

It's not correct to transpose the outcome from a state election as a referendum on the central government,...

Sehwag's half century in All Star tournament.

The first match has been really special. We thoroughly enjoyed being here. New York, you were brilliant....

Bihar Defeat May Lead to Silent Rebellion in BJP Against PM, Amit Shah: Arun Shourie to NDTV

NEW DELHI: In the aftermath of the BJP's debacle in Bihar, Arun Shourie, one time admirer of Narendra...

Court Refuses to Stop Gillette Razor Ad Starring Deepika Padukone

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has refused to stop a Gillette razor advertisement starring Deepika...

Bigg Boss 9: Roopal Tyagi voted out of the house

TV actor Roopal Tyagi was evicted from reality show Bigg Boss on Sunday’s episode. Roopal is the...
Recent Comments
How i can submit my story...? and where i can see the staus of votes for this?
IFFI lose its art value,so it became lose it commercial value
Dear sir I am sending an article which is based on true story and needs your help to lime light such incidents which never come in
Thanks for the interesting article. Great Post. Keep it up
It is indeed heartening to learn that LSE, the world leader in higher education, will join hands with the most admired Reliance Foun
Tag Cloud