Tillakaratne Dilshan could leave IPL 2011 on May 10

Newly appointed Sri Lankan skipper Tillakaratne Dilshan is reportedly considering leaving the Indian Premier League on May 10 to join the England-bound national team.

An official from Royal Challengers Bangalore, Dilshan’s IPL franchise, informed that the matter is being sorted between the cricket boards of India and Sri Lanka.

“Dilshan is keen to travel with the team, to try and create a bond as some of the senior players will be joining the squad a bit late,” Roshan Abeysinghe, Dilshan’s manager, was quoted as saying in the media.

Sri Lanka Cricket last week allowed seven players from the 16-member squad to arrive in England before May 19, the day their second warm-up game, against England Lions, starts.

The board had earlier asked the players to return on May 5 in order to prepare for the England tour.

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