Jayalalithaa to not allow Sri Lankan players to play IPL matches in Chennai
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa bowled out all the Sri Lankan nationals from the IPL pitch saying that Tamil Nadu government cannot allow their participation in the tournament because of the surcharged atmosphere in the state.
The state government, refusing to allow either players, umpires, officials or support staff from Sri Lanka to set foot on the cricket grounds in Chennai, the chief minister urged the centre government to advise the BCCI to drop all Sri Lankan nationals from the teams for matches to be played in Chennai.
The Tamil Nadu government bouncer to the IPL organisers has asked them to withdraw all Sri Lankan players, umpires and support staff from the participating teams.
Failing this, the state government will not allow the matches featuring Sri Lankan nationals to take place in Chennai owing to a groundswell of emotions against Sri Lanka on the Tamils issue.
In a official letter to the prime minister, Manmohan Singh, Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa urged him to advise the BCCI to prevail upon the IPL organisers not to allow Sri Lankan players, officials, umpires and support staff to take part in the tournament in Tamil Nadu.