Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) wants Vanindu Hasaranga fit for Asia Cup.
Therefore, this leg-spinning all-rounder did not get the no-objection letter to play in ‘The Hundred’.
Hasaranga had to cancel the 1 lakh pound contract with Manchester Originals.
Sri Lanka Cricket CEO Ashley De Silva confirmed to ESPNcricinfo
that this important member of the T20 team was not allowed to play.
The Lankan board wanted the 25-year-old Hasaranga to play in the
Asia Cup and T20 World Cup physically and mentally fresh.
The T20 edition of the tournament in the UAE will begin on August 27.
The World Cup will be held in Australia at the end of the year.
However, Manchester Originals had dropped the hope of getting Hasaranga once before.
Conflicting with The Hundred’s schedule was Sri Lanka’s Lankan Premier League match.
Naturally, Hasaranga had to give more importance to his country’s league.
But the cancellation of the LPL did not prevent him from playing in the hundred.
Now Hasaranga will not be played due to the board’s decision.
Manchester Originals will be able to retain Hasaranga for the 2023 season in an agreement between the two parties.
If that is the case, he can be seen playing in this team next season.