IPL 2021: Wanindu Hasaranga and Dushmantha Chameera to remain unavailable for playoffs

IPL 2021: Wanindu Hasaranga and Dushmantha Chameera to remain unavailable for playoffs

Both Hasaranga and Chameera impressed in the recently concluded white-ball series against India.

Wanindu Hasaranga and Dushmantha Chameera
Wanindu Hasaranga and Dushmantha Chameera. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

Sri Lanka players Wanindu Hasaranga and Dushmantha Chameera were roped in by RCB ahead of the UAE leg of IPL 2021 as replacements of Adam Zampa and Daniel Sams. In the latest turn of events, it has been announced that SLC has granted permission to both players to be part of the Indian T20 league in September.

SLC gave permission to players after consulting the Technical Advisory Committee. The ‘No Objection Certificate’ has been given to both of them after which Hasaranga and Chameera would be joining the team by 15th September. However, as per later reports, it has been announced that both of them would not be available for the playoffs of IPL 2021 in case RCB qualifies.

As per the reports by Cricwire, both SL players will join the SL squad on 10th October 2021 to play warm-up games on the roadway to ICC T20 World Cup Qualifiers kicking off on October 17. Sri Lanka will be playing Qualifier against Namibia on October 18 to further progress their journey into the showpiece event.

Hasaranga was roped in by RCB on the back of his outstanding performance against Indian in the T20I series which was held in July. Chameera also impressed the franchise selectors with his disciplined sense of bowling.

Wanindu Hasaranga and Chameera are excited about joining RCB

“Hello guys, this is Wanindu Hasaranga. I am excited to join RCB this year. This is going to be a fun ride. Join us and cheer for us. Stay safe,” said Hasaranga after joining RCB.

“I am so so excited to join Royal Challengers family for the upcoming IPL. Looking forward to playing alongside Virat, AB de, Maxwell, Chahal, and other talented players Will give 100% to my team RCB at all times. Watch out for some fireworks. Stay indoors, wear the mask, keep supporting RCB. See you soon all. Bye for now,” said Chamira earlier.

The UAE leg of IPL 2021 will kick off from September 19 and RCB would be keen on grabbing their maiden IPL glory as they are currently slotted in the top four of the points table.