|No threat to the Sri Lankan players Shukla said|
Sri Lanka Cricket Players’ Association expressed concerns over ongoing attacks against Sri Lankan nationals in Tamil Nadu,IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla said there is no threat to the players. “There is no team from Sri Lanka. There are individual players in few teams. We will see how to deal with it,” Shukla said.the mega-tournament(IPL), scheduled to commence from April 3rd.
At least two Buddhist monks came under attack in two separate incidents since Sunday. Around 11 Sri Lankan players including Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene and Lasith Malinga are part of various IPL franchises. Some of them represent Chennai Super Kings who are based in the state where the recent anti-Sri Lankan attacks have happened.
“Kumar Sangakkara has no problem coming here. He has confirmed his participation,” said an official of the Sun Risers team. Sangakkara will, in fact, be captaining the side. Almost similar was the response of Mahela Jayawardene’s manager. He confirmed to Mirror that Jayawardene will be fit for the IPL. In fact, Jayawardene will be leading Delhi Daredevils.