Factionalism destroying cricket says Nishantha Ranatunga

“The biggest problem we have today in the game of cricket is factions. We have factions among umpires, factions among cricketers and factions among officials. When these factions fight each other, it is the game of cricket that suffers. So we have to unite and work if we are to develop this game...


Ranjan Rodrigo's picture
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Nishantha, practice what u preach. No one has an iota of respect for you. U were in the most corrut admonidstration we have had and u wetn on 35 overseas trips and have amasses enough wealth and now u re CEO of Carlton Sports against the rules of SLC which forbids u from holding thatpost.
Ranjan Rodrigo Sydney

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There are some really disturbing points in this article. More than one umpires association? Umpires being told not to favor individuals? Little financial benefit for a job well done?

Theekshana Somaratna's picture
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What about incompetence, corruption, lack of vision etc. Going by this article alone you would think NR is the greatest thing to happen to SLC. when in reality he might be the common thread through multiple incompetent cricket boards so he must be doing something right :) funniy though have to say he might be right about factionalism..

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What a joke this is... pot calling the kettle black.

That buffoon, corrupt to the core administrator, Nishantha, is typical of how a political henchman, backed by high-profile politicians, function in our neck of the woods - pass the buck and blame everyone else.

Factionalism is the by-product of know-it-all type politicians and their lackeys at SLC.

The game suffers today because of the policy of dim-witted 'yes' men who don't have the foggiest idea of how to run a cricket board. What can you expect when the President of SLC is incapable of negotiating his way out of a paper bag.

Lahiru Gamage's picture

Dear Nishantha, Your brother Arjuna is the godfather of Factionalism in Sri Lankan cricket. Can't you remember the 1994 Austral-Asia Cup?

Anonymous's picture

waddo bana kiyanawa. Api ahanawa.nishantha babane meka thamai lankawata sri lanka kiyanne.

Anonymous's picture

he is good candidate for our future prasident.

Anonymous's picture

Raja kale athunlawa paguwe me wage aya.

Anonymous's picture

The biggest F***ing crook in Sri Lankan sports administration history pointing the finger at others. You and the rest of cronies ruining the game should get the f***k out and all the problems with SL cricket will take care of themselves.

Anonymous's picture

Really "the incompetent" Nishantha? i thought u and ur fellow political henchmen destroy SL cricket. Lankawa neethiyak nathi ratak nisa thamusela wage ali horu lankawedi berila indiwi, eth danaganin thamuselage lamainta pawa sahagahanna oni karala thiena waradi walata..

pls post

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