Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga will sign up with Tasmania for Australia's domestic Twenty20 tournament. After signing contract with Tasmania, Malinga will become third International player to play in Australia’s T20 Big Bash tournament.
Earlier, West Indies skipper Chris Gayle had signed with Western Australia, while West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo had joined Victoria for the Big Bash.
However, Malinga may not able to play for Tasmania in T20 tournament as Sri Lankan team has been scheduled to play in a ODI series against Bangladesh in January and the tournament will commence around the new-year period.
Malinga, fast bowler with orthodox action, had performed brilliantly in the IPL-2 in which he had taken 18 wickets at an average of 17.33.
Tony Harrison, the Tasmanian Cricket Association chairman, said their team will be boosted by the presence of world class cricketer in their team to perform well in KFC Twenty20 Big Bash tournament which will held around the new year holidays.