Sri Lankan cricket coach Chandika Hathurusingha recently expressed his views on the controversy surrounding players opting to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL) over representing their national team. Hathurusingha stated that playing for the country should always be the top priority for all players.
When asked about the absence of Sri Lankan players in the IPL, Hathurusingha attributed it to the scheduling of international matches at the same time as the tournament. He urged the Sri Lankan Cricket Board to create a schedule that would allow players to participate in both international matches and the IPL.
Hathurusingha emphasized that representing the country should be the primary focus for players and urged them to prioritize it above everything else. He also highlighted the importance of nurturing young talent in Sri Lanka and providing them with opportunities to grow and excel in the sport.
Currently, the Sri Lankan cricket team is preparing for the upcoming limited-overs series against Bangladesh, which will be held in Dhaka from May 23 to 28.