Sri Lanka Rugby team leaves for Dubai today
Sunday, April 5, Colombo: Following a dispute at the Sri Lanka Rugby union, the Dubai tour of the national team has been postponed for today, its sources confirmed.
Dr. Mayya Gunasekara, the chairman of the Sri Lanka Rugby interim committee said the national team had earlier scheduled to leave the country on Monday, but it was postponed until today, Tuesday (07).
Gunasekara said the Sri Lanka team will leave for Dubai today to participate in the tournament after selecting a new squad and a new captain.
The changes came after the resignation of the chairman of the national selection committee Rohan Abeykoon on Saturday over a dispute with the Sports Minister Gamini Lokuge.
He had resigned from his post due to a dispute which arose with the Minister over the selection of the team captain for the upcoming rugby tournament in Dubai.