Lanka Cricket Banking on Indian Tours to Stay Afloat

Colombo, Jun 20 (PTI) The BCCI's refusal to allow Indian players in the Sri Lankan Premier League might have left it surprised and hurt but the island nation's Cricket Board today conceded that it is India on which it is banking on to stay afloat financially.

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) today denied that the body was facing liquidity problems but did admit that it would need "two or three tours" by Team India to manage its finances.

"There is no financial crisis," declared Sujeewa Rajapaksa, the SLC treasurer.

He said the slight problems arose when the SLC was forced to incur additional expenditure on hosting the World Cup after Pakistan's games were shifted to the island nation.

"We had originally planned to host eight games and ended up hosting 12 games due to the Pakistan issue. All this caused additional infrastructure expenditure," Rajapaksa said.


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