The pace bowler from the Island country, Lasith Malinga, is unlikely to be the part of India’s cash-rich league, Indian Premier League (IPL 2020). According to some reports, his family reasons are concerning scenarios for being absent from the league.
However, Sri Lanka’s bowler has not confirmed the news himself but still, there are major probabilities.
Lasith Malinga unlikely to feature in a few matches of IPL 2020
It will be a huge blow to Mumbai Indians (MI) as they are the most successful IPL franchises with four winning titles. If Malinga will not be part of them, it will affect them adversely due to his stats.
If the case is implemented, Isuru Udana will be the only player from Sri Lanka to feature in the league. He has been picked by Kohli’s leading side, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the auction 2020.
However, players aside, the two franchises will be mentored by Sri Lankans as Mahela Jayawardene has left for UAE to join as an MI coach. Whereas Muttiah Muralitharan will be mentoring Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH).
IPL is ready to open its wings by 19th September and will last till November 8th.
Earlier, the league was all set to be kicked off by 29th March but the several delays amidst the Coronavirus delayed the league shortly. BCCI was looking for every possible window to organize the cash-rich T20 league. After the ACC and the ICC have canceled the Asia Cup and the T20 World Cup, BCCI has got a vacant window of September-November to hold it and have decided 19th September as the initiative date.
On the other hand, Sri Lanka have just recently postponed their own T20 league amidst the COVID-19 fears. SLC was to kick off its very own T20 league, Lanka Premier League (LPL) was to be initiated by August 20th. The league was all set to open its wings representing five different cities of the Island countries. It seems like the franchises have got their inspiration for naming from the Indian Premier League (IPL).