Lasith Malinga Chooses to Play for Mumbai Indians Over Sri Lankan Club in CLT20

Updated: 09 September 2014 20:24 IST

According to a terms of a contract between SLC with IPL, Champions League and local players can choose which team they would want to play for.

Lasith Malinga Chooses to Play for Mumbai Indians Over Sri Lankan Club in CLT20
Lasith Malinga played 10 matches in IPL 7 this year and claimed 16 wickets for Mumbai Indians. © BCCI

Colombo:

Lasith Malinga has chosen Mumbai Indians over his Sri Lankan side, Southern Express in the Champions League Twenty20 cricket tournament, scheduled to be played in September.

Nishantha Ranatunga, the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Secretary said that the pacer had a talk with the officials and had conveyed his wish to play for the Indian team.

"We wanted him to play for Southern Express. But Malinga wanted to play for the Mumbai Indians," Ranatunga said.

He said in terms of the existing contracts entered by the SLC with IPL, Champions League and the local players, the players are being given the option to make their own choice about which team they should represent.

Malinga captained the Southern Express to win the local Super 4s T20 competition.

Topics : Lasith Malinga Mumbai Indians Sri Lanka Cricket Champions League Twenty20 2014
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