Lasith Malinga Cleared to Play Big Bash Semi Final

Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that it has decided to release Lasith Malinga for the forthcoming Big Bash Semi Final to be played in Australia.

Lasith Malinga was recalled to the country for a Intense Training Programme and since he had shown a tremendous  improvement in his fitness levels in the said training programme the National Coaching Staff together with the National Selectors took the decision to release him to play in the Big Bash.

As per the special request made by the Management of the Melbourne Stars to SLC, Lasith Malinga was given permission to proceed for the Semi Final which will be played on the 4th of February 2014.