Sri Lanka Cricket secretary Mohan de Silva, on Sunday (August 22), said Wanindu Hasaranga and Dushmantha Chameera, who were announced as replacement players by Royal Challengers Bangalore for the remainder of the Indian Premier League 2021 season, have neither taken permission from the SLC nor the board is aware of their signings.
“I don’t know, I have to check. We are under lockdown till the end of the month,” de Silva told Cricbuzz. He further said that the board will take a decision on the players only when the application for no-objection certificates is made before them. “We have not taken any decision yet as they will have to apply for the NOCs. We are not aware of these players being selected, neither have they sought permission from us.”
Hasaranga and Chameera were unsold in the IPL auction, held earlier this year. Both had an identical base price of Rs 50 lakh. In a release on Saturday, RCB said 24-year-old leg-spinning all-rounder Hasaranga has been roped in for Australia’s Adam Zampa and Dushmantha Chameera, a 29-year-old right-arm pacer, has been taken in for Australia’s Daniel Sams, who is unavailable for the IPL, which resumes on September 19.