Wanindu Hasaranga pulls out of one hundred contract after SLC denies NOC


Sri Lankan spinner Wanindu Hasaranga was forced to give up a £100,000 contract with the Manchester Originals in The Hundred after Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) denied him the No-Objection Certificate (NOC).

According to a report in the The Bharat Express News, SLC chief executive Ashley de Silva revealed the news, citing the need to be physically and mentally prepared for the upcoming Asian Cup.

The Asian Cup is part of the preparation for the T20 World Cup in Australia later this year. As a result, the board is holding back NOCs to help them get fresh for the 6-nation tournament.

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Wanindu Hasaranga (Image: Twitter)

He could still be associated with Originals if they can negotiate a contract with the Lankan. Hasaranga also missed the first edition of The Hundred due to a match schedule with Lanka Premier League (LPL).

South African batter Tristan Stubbs has been signed as a replacement. He recently scored a stunning 28-ball 72 against England, albeit in a losing case. However, he dropped a contract on the back of the performance.

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Tristan Stubbs (Image Credit: Twitter)
Tristan Stubbs (Image Credit: Twitter)

Manchester Originals will play their first game of the new season against Northern Superchargers at the Emirates Old Trafford on Friday. In other news, Welsh Fire revealed that Naseem Shah withdrew from the tournament after being selected for the national team.

Manchester Originals Squad – Men

Jos Buttler, Ollie Robinson, Philip Salt, Matt Parkinson, Jamie Overton, Tom Hartley, Tom Lammonby, Colin Ackermann, Wayne Madsen, Fred Klaassen, Calvin Harrison, Andre Russell(O), Laurie Evans, Daniel Worrall, Sean Abbott

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Coach: Simon Katich

Manchester Originals Squad – Women

Sophie Ecclestone, Lizelle Lee(O), Kate Cross, Emma Lamb, Ellie Threlkeld, Cordelia Griffith, Hannah Jones, Georgie Boyce, Laura Jackson, Deandra Dottin, Amy Satterthwaite, Ami Campbell, Phoebe Graham, Grace Potts

Coach: Paul Shaw

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