There seems to be some mystery around Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga's appearance in the IPL this year.
"He has not yet sought an NOC (no-objection cert) from Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) and we have not heard of him training anywhere," said a source close to the pacer.
The right-arm fast bowler with a unique slinging action, who will turn 37 on the 28th of this month has been picked by Mumbai Indians.
"It is not that at this point we doubt his participation in the IPL but surprisingly his private training schedules are not known to anyone in Sri Lanka," the source tracking the development, added.
Because of frequent knee injury problems, Malinga has his own special training program.
In the meantime, the 32-year-old all rounder Isuru Udana is all set to leave for UAE on Friday.
"Yes, he has sought the permission and the SLC has no issue to grant him the permission".
Isuru will be representing the Royal Challengers team and will get the experience to play with Team India skipper Virat Kohli and South Africa's AB De Villers.
Legendary cricketer Muthiah Muralitharan, who will be the bowling mentor for the Sunrisers, Hyderabad team will leave for UAE on September 4.
His Indian wife Madhi will not be able to cheer for the team at the grounds....