Sri Lankan players' involvement in the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League is likely to be curtailed after it was announced that the Lankans would play Ireland in a two-match one-day international series in May. The two sides will play each other for the first time in 35 years.
The matches, which will take place on May 6 and 8, falls right in between the IPL season. A number of Lankans like Lasith Malinga, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene and Angelo Mathews have starred in the T20 league in the past.
Ireland will use the matches, to be played at Clontarf in Dublin, as part of their preparations for the World Cup.