DUBAI - Sri Lankan players contracted with the ICL can continue to play the domestic matches, according to Gamini Lokuge, the country's sports minister. "We have decided to continue with our earlier decision and to allow these players to play at the domestic level. However, they are banned to play at the national level", he said over telephone from Colombo. Thus Sri Lanka's new interim committee chairman S. Liyanagama has not overturned the decision taken by Arjuna Ranatunga, who came under heavy criticism when he revoked ban on ICL players. Marvan Atapattu, when approached at his Colombo residence, refused to say anything on this subject. Perhaps he is fully aware about the fact that he can not enter into the board administration without the blessings of the minister (read BCCI). Rumours of ICL close down There is, however, a strong speculation that the ICL may eventually close down and buy one of the teams in the BCCI-run IPL. The issue is likely to come under discussion at the ICC meeting scheduled to take play at Perth (Australia) on January 31 and Feb.1 Sri Lanka's sports minister also clarified he would not name the new SLC chairman until the home series against India goes underway. "Why do we need a new chairman now? The one-man committee is doing a good work for the board," the minister said. Sri Lankan Cricket (SLC) board is yet to confirm the four out of five ODIs' in the forthcoming series India against India would be day night affairs. The one Twenty20 would be a night game, said Lankan board official.