Sri Lanka Cricket Quotes

"We were sent to Pakistan in 2009 and we returned with bullets in our bodies. I still have some iron from those bullets in my body. We asked questions about security from SLC prior to that tour and did not get any answers. It's high time to investigate about it. Did SLC do a proper security assessment before sending us? It was as if we were sent to die. Why was that tour organized, was it because of a need of an individual? Who is responsible for what happened?"
Kumar Sangakkara [Source]
Submitted by Hilal



"The selectors select the team and the captain. Managers (player agents) don't. Should never believe gossip."
Kumar Sangakkara [Source]
Submitted by Dias



"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]
Submitted by Ryan



"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]
Submitted by Neil Weerasekara



"At the rate SLC is getting through them, there may not be coaches left to employ."
Kumar Sangakkara [Source]
Submitted by Neil Weerasekara



"Chandika Hathurusinghe is not available. Gurusinha wants Hathuru but he is not available."
Thilanga Sumathipala [Source]
Submitted by Neil Weerasekara



"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]
Submitted by Neil Weerasekara



"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