Wanindu Hasaranga pulls out of The Hundred contract after SLC denies NOC


Wanindu Hasaranga was forced to break his £100,000 contract with Manchester Originals because Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) refused to provide him a No-Objection Certificate (NOC) to participate in the Hundred. 

Wanindu Hasaranga will be replaced by Stubbs, according to some reports, after the Sri Lanka Cricket Board refused to grant a No-Objection Certificate to the IPL's second-highest wicket-taker from last season (NOC). As a result, Hasaranga was compelled to cancel his £100,000 (about R2.021 million) deal with Manchester Originals.

The Asia Cup will help teams get ready for the T20 World Cup, which will be held in Australia later this year. That's why the Sri Lankan board is delaying NOCs as a result to keep them fresh for the six-nation competition. Hasaranga was also excluded from the inaugural edition of The Hundred owing to a clash with the Lanka Premier League's schedule (LPL).

Tristan Stubbs, a replacement player who has been signed, just played an incredible 28-ball 72 against England, despite the team's defeat. However, as a result of the performance, he was given a contract.

The Manchester Originals team will be led by the England limited overs captain Jos Buttler and former Australian batsman Simon Katich will be the coach of this team this year. West Indies hard hitting all rounder Andre Russel will play a vital role for this team along with the captain Jos Buttler.

At Emirates Old Trafford on Friday, Manchester Originals will play its inaugural match in the new season against Northern Superchargers. Additionally, Welsh Fire reported that Naseem Shah withdrew from the competition after being chosen for the national team.

Meanwhile the Asia Cup 2022 will begin on August 27 in Dubai. The much awaited clash between India and Pakistan will be played on 28th August in Dubai. The match starts at 7.30pm IST.

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