Sri Lanka Cricket Quotes

"The sports minister called me on my private line and stated he did not make such a statement but ... I don't have to explain myself over something like that because everyone knows whether there is a difference when I play for IPL or Sri Lanka. We can't mislead the public. No matter what is said, the public knows what the truth is so I don't have to keep providing explanations for this. Representing the nation is a big victory and a matter of pride for any cricketer, we always give it our all. Whenever I did not bowl for Sri Lanka in recent matches, it was under the advice of the board's medical committee and team management who said it was a bit risky to bowl in those two matches. The selectors can confirm this too. That's why I played purely as a batsman. As the leader of this side, it was important for me to support my side as a batsman."
Angelo Mathews [Source]
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"The whole nation is disappointed and we are disappointed. I take the responsibility for the defeat. I urge not to grab a few players by their throat for the defeat and destroy them."
Angelo Mathews [Source]
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"At the rate SLC is getting through them, there may not be coaches left to employ."
Kumar Sangakkara [Source]
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"Chandika Hathurusinghe is not available. Gurusinha wants Hathuru but he is not available."
Thilanga Sumathipala [Source]
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"Flattered by speculation linking me to India coaching job but I am not looking at full-time positions right now. I am completely focused on current commitments with MI and Khulna."
Mahela Jayawardena [Source]
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"Mahela is still short of experience as a senior coach, he may be good as a T20 batting or a fielding coach."
Thilanga Sumathipala [Source]
Submitted by Neil Weerasekara



"A successful coach is a good man-manager. You need to develop a healthy environment in the dressing room. You should give them good space and the players should have the freedom to express themselves. Of course, you need to have the tactical acumen and technical know-how to point out their shortcomings and address them in a diligent manner."
Dav Whatmore [Source]
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"When you're coaching, you've got to be precise about delivering your message, and when you're not speaking the same language, you can never really be sure whether what you're saying is being understood the way you meant it to be."
Allan Donald [Source]
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