Royal Challengers Bangalore have joined Sri Lanka’s all-rounder Dushant Chamira in the second leg of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. However, one day after the announcement of the RCB, the Sri Lanka Cricket Board has escalated the team’s problems. The two players have not been given permission to play in IPL 2021 or to be included in the Bangalore squad, the board said. This statement by the Sri Lanka Board has created suspense about Hasaranga and Chameera playing in the IPL.
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According to the ‘Cricbuzz’ news, Sri Lankan cricket secretary Mohan de Silva said about playing with Hasaranga and Chamira in the IPL, ‘I don’t know, I have to check. We’re on lockdown until the end of this month. We have not taken any decision on this as they have not yet applied to the NOC. We do not know that these players have been selected or they have not received permission from us. Hasaranga has been included in the RCB squad to replace Adam Jampa, while Dushmant Chamira has been replaced by Daniel Sams. The team has also included Singapore batsman Tim David, who is playing in the UAE to replace Finn Allen.
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Hasan’s performance in the ODI and T20 series against India was very good. Hasaranga took 3 wickets in ODIs and 7 wickets in three T20s. Under UAE conditions, Hasaranga could prove to be a trump card for the Bangalore team. However, following this statement by the Sri Lanka Board, a big question has arisen about playing Hassaranga and Chameera. Prior to the postponement of the IPL 2021, the RCB had won 5 of the 7 matches played, but the team lost 2.