Two Sri Lankan Players Likely To Leave Sri Lanka and Play for the United States
Three Sri Lankan cricketers have been punished for breaking a bio-bubble during Sri Lanka’s tour of England this year. They are Kushal Mendis, Danushka Gunathilaka, and Niroshan Dickwella. They will not be able to play international cricket for the next year due to the ban. But since he is not waiting, two of these Sri Lankan players leave Sri Lanka and are migrating to the USA and are likely to play the United States.
Recently, various Sri Lankan media reported that two banned cricketers are going to bid farewell to Sri Lanka in international cricket. However, no media outlet has confirmed which two have decided to leave Sri Lanka and play for the United States.
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has repatriated Kushal Mendis, Danushka Gunathilaka, and Niroshan Dickwella for breaking the bio-bubble during the England tour. After being brought back to the country, they were banned for a year after investigating the incident. Since then, they have been planning to migrate to the United States.
Lankan media claim they are going to the United States on a three-year contract. There you will get an annual salary of 1 lakh 25 thousand dollars. Earlier, Shihan Jayasuriya from Sri Lanka had migrated to the United States to play for the Americans.
The United States got ODI status in 2019. Since then, they have risen and fallen to play in the 2023 World Cup. To implement that plan, US cricket officials are trying to recruit young cricketers who are playing at the top level in different countries.
Once they move to the United States, they will not be able to play for the national team. Some of the rules set by the US government must be obeyed. First, you have to give up the citizenship of your own country. He will also have to play in the US domestic league for three years. Then they will qualify for the United States national team.
Not only have the two banned Sri Lankan cricketers, but many more have bid farewell to their country’s international cricket to play for the United States. Among them are Sami Aslam of Pakistan, Corey Anderson of New Zealand, and Liam Plunkett of England.
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