Ranatunga wants Lankan players to pull out of IPL

Ranatunga termed the decision a political gimmick and said that the IPL Governing Council should have taken all the matches away from Chennai.

updated: March 27, 2013 17:17 IST
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New Delhi: Former captain Arjun Ranatunga on Wednesday slammed IPL Governing Council's decision to withdraw Sri Lankan cricketers from Chennai matches of the tournament and asked the players to opt out of the entire high-profile event beginning April 3.

" far as cricketers are concerned I think if they can't play in South India (Chennai) they should play in other part either. I personally feel if players are not welcomed in one part of India they should not be part of any IPL," Ranatunga said.

"The excuse that the South Indian politician gave was war crimes. And I Am sure the players should take that into consideration and think of the country and pull out from the entire Indian Premier League," he told 'Times Now'.

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