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Sri Lanka Cricket appeals to US embassy over under-19 cricketers’ visa rejections

‘We will wait until Monday and if there is no positive response we will have to pull out of the tour,’ Sri Lanka Cricket secretary Mohan de Silva said.

Sri Lanka Under-19 cricket team

Sri Lanka Cricket said that it has made an appeal to the US Embassy to reconsider the visas of seven players selected to tour the West Indies with the Sri Lanka under 19 cricket team.

The visas of seven players were rejected by the US Embassy thus putting the tour to the West Indies in jeopardy […] “We have made an appeal to the US Embassy with regard to the seven players whose visas were rejected and are awaiting a response,” said Sri Lanka Cricket secretary Mohan de Silva yesterday.

“We will wait until Monday and if there is no positive response we will have to pull out of the tour and make alternate arrangements to give the under 19 cricketers strong opposition preparing them for the Under 19 World Cup in South Africa in January,” he said.

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