Sri Lankan players arriving late for the tough tour of England due to their involvement in the ongoing Indian Premier League may not be an ideal situation, but the interim coach Staurt Law is not reading too much into it.
After negotiations between the Sri Lankan Board (SLC) and the BCCI, the seven members of Sri Lanka's Test squad were allowed to play in the ongoing IPL, so they will make themselves available only for the second warm-up match of the tour of England on May 19-22 against England Lions at Derby. However, they will miss the opening tour match against Middlesex, starting from May 14.
The three-match Test series starts on May 26. "It could have been a little different. I would have loved them to be there for all practice games leading up to the first Test, but it's one of the situations that can't be avoided.