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National duty is more important than IPL – Dilshan

Apr 20, 2011 9:35:17 AM - itnnews.lk

Sri Lanka’s new skipper Tilakartne Dilshan has said that playing for Sri Lanka is more important that playing in the Indian Premier League.

The newly appointed Captain of the Sri Lanka Cricket team was addressing anews briefing in Colombo this evening.. He emphasised that the Sri Lanka team has committed to return to the country by May 5th to prepare for the upcoming England tour.

In the meantime, the Sri Lankan squad for the upcoming England Tour has been named. Tillekeratna Dilshan will lead the team as Captain.

The other members of the 16-man squad for the England tour as Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardena, Tharanga Paranavithana, Lahiru Thirimanna, Thilan Samaraweera, Dinesh Chandimal, Prasanna Jayawardena, Thisara Perera, Suraj Randiv, Ajantha Mendis, Rangana Herath, Dilhara Fernando, Chanaka Welagedera, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep.