August 15, 2022
Sri Lanka’s Wanindu Hasaranga denied NOC to play in Hundred, forced to pull out of £100,000 contract


Wanindu Hasaranga has been denied a No Objection Certificate (NOC) by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) to play in the Hundred and forced to pull out of his £100,000 contract with Manchester Originals as a result.

SLC chief executive Ashley de Silva told ESPNcricinfo that the board turned down his request as they want him to be physically and mentally challenged ahead of the Asia Cup starting August 27 and the T20 World Cup in Australia later this year. Stay fresh.

Originals had earlier expected Hasaranga to miss the hundred due to clashes with the Lankan Premier League, before the tournament was postponed. They will have the option of retaining him for the 2023 season if they can agree a contract with him.
ESPNcricinfo understands that middle-order batsman Tristan Stubbs, who scored 72 off 28 balls in the first T20I against England last week, has been contracted as a replacement and will play in South Africa’s second T20I against Ireland on Friday. After that will connect with the original.

The Originals play their first game of the 2022 season against the Northern Superchargers at Emirates Old Trafford on Friday night with Andre Russell, Ashton Turner and Sean Abbott likely to fill their three overseas slots. Turner is expected to be out of the XI when Stubbs becomes available and will return to the squad when Russell leaves for the CPL starting 1 September.

Elsewhere, Welsh Fire confirmed on Thursday that Naseem Shah has pulled out of the tournament following Pakistan’s tour of the Netherlands and selection for the Asia Cup. Naseem did not play and will not join the team in the opening night defeat to the Southern Braves of Fire. He hasn’t announced a replacement yet.

Birmingham Phoenix have brought in Worcestershire all-rounder Brett D’Olivera and Glamorgan seamer Tim van der Guggen as injury replacements for Tom Abel and Olly Stone, respectively. “We are delighted to add two experienced players to the Phoenix men’s team,” said their general manager Craig Flindall.

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