Sri Lanka’s in-form Test batsman Lahiru Thirimanne has committed to playing suburban club cricket in Melbourne this summer.
Mulgrave Cricket Club, which plays in the Victorian capital’s Eastern Cricket Association (ECA), the third tier of club cricket, made headlines earlier this winter with claims they were close to signing the likes of Brian Lara, Chris Gayle or Yuvraj Singh.
Gayle confirmed to cricket.com.au he was aware of Mulgrave’s interest during Australia’s tour of the Caribbean in July but was non-committal about joining the club.
Instead Mulgrave have confirmed Thirimanne will turn out for the club while he is visiting family in Melbourne this summer.
Thirimanne’s arrival deepens the strong existing Sri Lanka connection for the club, which is captained by former Sri Lanka star Tillakaratne Dilshan and which has also secured another ex-international in Upul Tharanga this…