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Middlesex’s Thilan Walallawita granted British citizenship | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: Middlesex's Thilan Walallawita, who narrowly escaped a devastating tsunami as a boy in Sri Lanka, has been granted British citizenship, the English county announced Tuesday. His change in status will soon see the 23-year-old left-arm spinner registered as a local cricketer, which means his selection will no longer be governed by rules restricting the use of overseas players in the English domestic game. "I've been waiting for this moment for a very long time and it feels like today a massive weight has been lifted off my shoulders," Walallawita said in a Middlesex statement. 🗞️ | THILAN WALALLAWITA GRANTED BRITISH CITIZENSHIP💬 “I’ve been waiting for this moment for a very long time and i… https://t.co/mxYIrYDfgk— Middlesex Cricket (@Middlesex_CCC) 1648549823000"I've been a part ...