Sri Lankan cricketers will not be participating in IPL 6 games in Chennai, as per a TV report on Tuesday night.
A couple of hours after Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa wrote a letter to Indian Pm Manmohan Singh saying they won’t allow Sri Lankan cricketers or officials in Chennai for IPL 6, “Times Now” TV says the IPL Governing Council had opted that teams will play games at M Chidambaram Stadium without Sri Lankans.
The TV report quoted IPL sources as stating that they’d decided on the decision and an official statement would be done in a “short while.”
Street demonstrations have taken place in Tamil Nadu to denounce the Sri Lankan govt for the killings of Tamil people in the war against the Tamil Tigers in the island country. On Monday, however, BCCI chief N Srinivasan had stated there was no threat for Sri Lankan cricketers.
“These are operational matters. I don’t want to get into this issue. The IMG (event manager) and the IPL will look at it and decide. The government of Tamil Nadu is capable of handling law and order situation. I feel these issues will get sorted out,” Srinivasan informed IANS.