25 March 2013
Responding to Tamil Nadu's decision to ban Sri Lankan players from Indian Premier League (IPL) matches in the state, Sri Lanka's High Commissioner to India, Prasad Kariyawasam told CNN-IBN:
“We are concerned about mixing of politics and sports. Now that is something very unfortunate. It should not happen in our region. Our concern is with regard to Sri Lankans visiting India including sportspersons and their security. Our cricketers are precious and their security is most important.”
IPL confirms no Sri Lanka players in Chennai (26 Mar 2013)
Tamil Nadu bans IPL matches with SL cricketers (26 Mar 2013)
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