Champions League news September 18, 2013

Herath barred from CLT20

ESPNcricinfo staff

Rangana Herath will not be allowed to participate in the Champions League Twenty20 despite having travelled to India with the Kandurata Maroons, because he was not part of the Kandurata squad in the Super Fours domestic tournament, the Champions League technical committee has ruled.

"Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that Rangana Herath's inclusion as a replacement to Injured Dhammika Prasad has been rejected by the Technical Committee of CLT 20, due to the fact that the technical committee was not convinced that Rangana Herath was in the original squad of the Kandurata Maroons," an SLC statement said.

Herath did not play for any of the teams during the Super Fours tournament, but in an SLC release on August 8, he had been named in the Uthura Yellows squad. He was not part of Kandurata's original 15 to travel to India, but had been a last-minute inclusion after fast bowler Dhammika Prasad picked up an injury.

Kandurata are yet to name an official replacement for Prasad. The team lost their first match in the tournament qualifiers by eight wickets.

However, South Africa fast bowler Lonwabo Tsotsobe, who was registered as a Dolphins player at the time of South Africa's domestic Twenty20 competition, is currently in India as part of the Lions squad. He switched over to Lions in May, after the domestic season ended.

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