Sri Lanka ODI team stopped from travelling to India; here's why

Narangoda Liyanaarachchilage Thisara Chirantha Perera                                            Cricket

The islanders are now involved in a three-Test rubber against India.

Kusal Perera, who has not played global cricket since injuring himself in the Champions Trophy, is back in the Sri Lankan ODI squad for the three-match series against India starting December 10.

Jayasekera was not happy with the selection of the ODI team for India and hence he ordered the players to come back as they were on their way to Colombo airport to board a flight.

Sri Lankan sports minister has finally approved nine cricket players to leave for India for upcoming ODI series against India.

The press agency says the nine players involved were led by captain Thisara Perera.

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Sri Lanka's ODI squad: Thisara Perera (C), Upul Tharanga, Danushka Gunathilaka, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews, Asela Gunaratne, Niroshan Dickwella, Chaturanga de Silva, Akila Dananjaya, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dhananjaya De Silva, Dushmantha Chameera, Sachith Pathirana, Kusal Janith Perera.

From that list of players, announced to the media in the morning, Jeffrey Vandersay, the young legspinner who was flown in for the Tests once Rangana Herath dropped out because of a back injury, was left out of the final touring party.

They have already lost one Test and are on the brink of losing the third Test too.

"If you go by the Sports Law, it requires to send the team three weeks to the Ministry, prior to leaving and here they are sending a team just 3-4 hours before leaving the country".

Sri Lankan selectors on Tuesday left out the Test captain from the ODI squad, as all-rounder Asela Gunaratne and opening batsman Danushka Gunathilaka return to the side.

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