Sri Lanka Cricket top brass meet after shock defeat

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Sri Lanka Cricket’s top brass including President Thilanga Sumathipala, Chairman of Selectors Sanath Jayasuriya, captain Rangana Herath, Coach Graham Ford and Cricket Manager Asanka Gurusinha will meet today to do a postmortem after the national cricket team’s shocking defeat in the second Test...

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Sarath UK's picture

I think people should be made accountable for this debacle. From Graham Ford, Champaka Ramanayake to Sanath Jayasuriya they all should take the blame for what happened. I think it's time we removed Ramanayake as a bowling coach and Sanath should go as a chairman of selectors.

It defies logic how Dickwella and Lakmal can be selected in a test team. Yes Lakmal did make some runs but he is there for his bowling. He couldn't find the edge of the bat of the openers and lacked penetration. I think a 90 year old on cialis will be more penetrative than he ever be. It was very clear our inability to dislodge Bangladeshi openers are the catalyst to this.Asela Gunratne is a good all-rounder a good finisher in the shorter formats but he is not a test batsman.

I still trying to understand why Nuwan Pradeep was left out of the side. Our middle order lacked discipline when on both innings there was a player who was set, they just needed to support and bat around him. It is common sense you don't need a coach to tell you. Good middle order batsman like Rosen Silva would have been ideal. But he wasn't selected. Sticking to same old same old has resulted in this humiliation.

I don't care about people comparing our previous defeats to Kenya as worse. To me if we can't beat a side who is lower in ranking and doesn't have a potent bowling attack and yet able to beat us in our own backyard says where are we heading. Is anyone going to say Sakib is that good bowler?

I urge our fellow srilankans who are on this site instead of posting useless blogs, putting up stats promoting a single player, and posting possible xi, please as collectively let us send a clear but strong message to people who can do something and put our team first and send those back where they belong who are there for putting money in to thier pockets.

This can't go on forever. We get hammered pillar to post on each of our series but nothing seems to happen. No one has ever been brought to question. No heads have been rolled. Until Jayasekara is the sports minister Sumathipala will have a free hand to do anything he wants. It's a real tragedy that the previous sports minister son of Gamini was removed. I am struggling to understand why he was moved from the position.

Let us indulge in pointless posting rather work together and make Srilanka strong by sending a message to the people who will do something and save our team from future embarrassment.

It's now than its too late.

Anonymous1's picture

@sarath, I understand your pain. But, I feel the match was thrown so that boys from Bangladesh will enjoy a victory in their 100th Test match. What's wrong with that? May be it is a way of saying "thank you" to Bangladesh who has agreed to play NIdahasa Trophy next year. In addition the win will help Hathurusingha and Samaraweera to keep their jobs. What do you think?

Anonymous's picture

My thoughts about the future SL cricket ....

a) new board should be established immediately & the old must resigned with respect.

b) Re consider the captaincy in all 3 formats (3rd inferential captains) with all round capabilities & genuine team leaders

c) Rally the Former leaders/world known such as Aravinda, Arjuna, Vaas, Murali, Sandakara and few others who have produced good results to the lovely game of SL cricket, without politics, to train & select the future team in all 3 formats.

if not SL cricket will disappoint many at home & Abroad .NB NO POLITICS NO FAVOURS BUT SELECT THE RIGHT TEAM WITH A RIGHT LEADER/VICE CAP.

Sarath UK's picture

@ Anonymous1, that thought did cross my mind. But if that's true we sold our soles and our pride. Isn't that lowest of the low. You may be right. Looking at our coach during the match as someone else pointed out here. His body language was like we have already out of the game.

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