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SLC grants permission for families to join World Cup squad

THE ASIAN AGE. | BIPIN DANI
Published : May 7, 2019, 2:24 pm IST
Updated : May 7, 2019, 2:24 pm IST

According to the highly placed sources in SLC, the family members can join the squad only after 23rd May.

So far, at least five players have already sought the permission. They are : Angelo Mathews, Suranga Lakmal, Jeevan Mendis, Isuru Udana and Milinda Siriwardana. (Photo: Screengrab: youtube/xtrememirror)
 So far, at least five players have already sought the permission. They are : Angelo Mathews, Suranga Lakmal, Jeevan Mendis, Isuru Udana and Milinda Siriwardana. (Photo: Screengrab: youtube/xtrememirror)

 Mumbai:  Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has given blanket approval for the players to have their family members during the World Cup, it is reliably learned here. 

According to the highly placed sources in SLC, the family members can join the squad only after 23rd May. 

 

"They will be allowed to stay till Sri Lanka "remains" in the World Cup stage i.e. if the team reaches to the final, they will be allowed to keep them till end. If not, they can extend the stay at their own costs", the source added. 

So far, at least five players have already sought the permission. They are : Angelo Mathews, Suranga Lakmal, Jeevan Mendis, Isuru Udana and Milinda Siriwardana.    

However, more players and coaching staff are likely to seek permission, it is assumed. 

Religious ceremony

All members of the squad including foreign support staff attended the religious ceremony on Monday. 

The team leaves via Dubai on Tuesday morning. Two ODI matches against Scotland are scheduled in Edinburgh on May 18 and May 21.  

 

The two policemen who will be escorting the team got visas on Monday. 

They may return after the Scotland tour.

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