30 Dec 2009

Arrival of Northern Districts import delayed by international committments

5:49 pm on 30 December 2009

International committments have delayed the arrival of Northern Districts import Thilkaratne Dilshan, until midway through the domestic Twenty20 cricket competition.

The Sri Lankan international was due to join ND for the start of the HRV Cup early in the New Year but is now required for a quickly tri-series involving Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and India.

He now won't get to New Zealand until the middle of next month and will miss the first half of the competition, which means his first match is likely to be against Wellington on January 15th