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One more Sri Lankan player migrates to the USA : Lahiru Milintha to play the MiCL

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | BIPIN DANI
Published Aug 25, 2021, 4:41 pm IST
Updated Aug 25, 2021, 4:41 pm IST
The 28-year-old wicket-keeper batsman Lahiru Milintha has played 66 First Class matches
Sri Lankan cricketer Lahiru Milintha
 Sri Lankan cricketer Lahiru Milintha

Colombo: One more Sri Lankan cricketer confirmed his move to the USA on Tuesday.

The 28-year-old wicket-keeper batsman Lahiru Milintha, who has played 66 First Class matches, reached North Carolina with his wife on Tuesday early morning.

 

Speaking exclusively over the telephone from the USA, he says, "I will be playing for the Morrisville Cardinals team in the Minor Cricket League (MiCL) this year".

This is the first year of the League in the USA and all matches are played on weekends.

"Half of the tournament is over", he said.

Interestingly, Lahiru Milintha is the sixth SriLanka-born cricketer in this tournament.

The other five Sri Lankans are : Sehan Jayasuriya, Amila Aponso, Roy Silva, Gayan Fernando and Ravindu Gunasekera.

Ravindu Gunasekara has played for the Canada national team also. He will be in Lahiru's team in the MiCL. Morrisville Cardinals' next match is on Saturday, 28th August against Orlando Galaxy.

 

Jayasuriya, Aponoso and now Lahiru are keen to settle in the USA and ambitious to play for the USA national team in future. They, however, have to reside in the USA (ICC's mandatory requirement) for three years to be eligible to play for the USA.

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