Dilshan could leave IPL on May 10

Updated: Apr 25, 2011, 22:51 PM IST

Bangalore: 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.