Sanjeev Bernard Fernando's blog

ICC made serious mistakes to provoke the conduct contrary to spirit of the game – Must warn not suspend Lankans

on July 10th, the ICC will conduct a hearing to determine the penalty that will be imposed on Chandimal, Hathurusinghe and Gurusinghe, for their conduct contrary to the spirit of the game.

SLC no longer in transition but a state of denial

Having lost to Bangladesh and Zimbabwe at h

Mathews injury a crippling blow to an already handicapped bowling attack

Angelo Mathews has been the main reason why Sri Lanka has been able to play seven front line batsman in ODI cricket.

ODI loss exposes Sanath Jayasuriya's highly questionable selection policies

Some of Sanath Jayasuriya’s selection policies during the ODI series defies all logic.

Why did Sri Lanka not pick a front-line fast bowler?

Sri Lanka prepared a bare, dry, slow turner and packed the team with six spin options.

Karunaratne, Silva: the most unsuccessful opening partnership in Test cricket over the past 20 years

Sri Lanka’s opening partnership has been one of the most talked about topics during the ongoing Test series. Dimuth Karunaratne and Kaushal Silva have struggled right throughout the series and have failed to register double figures even once in four partnerships of 6,0,5,2.

Sri Lanka cricket fans: wake up and suddenly, you’re in love.....again!

No one would have faulted you if you just gave up and went away after that heartbreaking England tour.

Good luck and best wishes from fans to Silva on his Test debut!

The first Test brings a thoroughly deserving debut for at least one Silva! Sri Lankans are certain to hand at least one debut to a batsman during the first test against Australia.

SANATH JAYASURIYA: You can't fool the intelligence of educated Sri Lankan cricket fans!

At the press conference held by SLC upon the team’s arrival from the most disastrous England tour, Sanath Jayasuriya put on his best act in trying to justify the selection of Ramith Rambukewella

Have Gods gone crazy in giving Lahiru Thirimanne such a huge lifeline?

Lahiru Thirimanne is a man who should be very busy over the next few days. Not just practicing hard for the England Test tour for which he has been selected.

England Test Series: Not the time to hope against hope with Thirimanne

Sri Lanka cricket desperately needs something to cheer about! Nothing seems to have gone Sri Lanka’s way since Jayawardena and Sangakkara retired.

A World Cup thrown away by selection blunders

Selection committees that ignored basic cricketing commonsense cost Sri Lanka an opportunity to live up to their reputation of consistently exceeding expectations at major ICC events.

With mystery spinners in hot water, Dilruwan Perera's conventional off-spin deserves an extended run

With Tharindu Kaushal’s immediate future in doubt, Dilruwan Perera deserves another opportunity to make his case for a permanent place in the test side. 

Sri Lanka CHOKED by inexplicable selection and tactical blunders!

For the first time in our world cup history, I thought Sri Lanka CHOKED! However, it was not for the fault of our players, but for inexplicable selection and tactical blunders by management!

England ODIs help selectors confirm 13 of the 15 World Cup places

The highly satisfying series win against England was a much needed confidence booster for a team that had been battered, bruised and scared in India.