Vice captain dropped and Mathews ignored again

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Duleep MendisThe current group of selectors have to be the daftest lot we've ever had (Ashantha de Mel's panel was pretty awful too). After the Kandamby experiment ended in disaster (Kandamby made just 36 in the four ODIs he played in England), Duleep Mendis' selection panel were forced to drop him but have they forgotten to name his replacement?

Mendis has been truly pathetic as chief selector. He took over after Aravinda de Silva stepped down at the end of the World Cup. Despite blunder after blunder, there has been no outcry for him to resign by the Sri Lankan public and fans.

Why is Angelo Mathews being overlooked? He is 100% guaranteed to be a part of the Sri Lankan team now that he is fit. So why do they not want him to be the Sri Lankan vice captain?

The deafening silence from the selectors has already fuelled speculation. Fans are now asking if Mathews is not given the vice-captaincy position because he is Tamil. Both Mendis' selection panel and SLC has kept quiet about why a vice captain has not been appointed for Australia's tour of Sri Lanka starting next month.

That's like how they did not explain the decision making behind appointing Kandamby as vice captain for the England tour. Kandamby was never likely to make a comeback into the Sri Lankan side because he has not shown good form in domestic cricket. But he must have got the shock of his life when he got that call and Mendis informed him that not only was he selected, he was now the vice captain of Sri Lanka!

Don't forget what Mendis and the selectors did to Lasith Malinga, when they verbally cornered him during the last IPL forcing Malinga to resign unexpectedly from Test cricket.

Sri Lanka could possibly be the only side in international cricket to field a team without a vice captain. The selectors owe the public an explanation as to why a vice captain has not been named and why Mathews does not qualify for the position. Where's the transparency, SLC?

Comments

Anonymous's picture

as a responsible website i think u people should not publish this kind of articals. tamil and Sinhalese,,,these two words had already given many troubles to our society and do not try to put cricket in the same situation since it is the only thing we had which hasnt had any racism or ethnicity issues. personally i think captaincy at this stage might work with angelo or will destroy him, angelo is too good a player to lose, so it is better to give him more time to improve as a cricketer and also as a person. Playing well in few matches doesnt mean that who ever the player is suitable for captaincy,,best examples are tendulkar and lara,,,or recently dilshan... Also stop the unnecessary negativity about everything which happens around sri lankan cricket.

lankan cricket pissa's picture
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And plus hez not a tamil.actually as sanga said we all are sri lankans.

Yohan Fernando's picture

Let us stop being hypocritical.
It is obvious beyond any doubt that Matthews not being a Sinhala-Buddhist will prevent him from Captaining Sri Lanka.
Hence no Vice-Captaincy.
SHAME ON US!

Anonymous's picture

Angelo mathews is a Sri Lankan FULL STOP. He is a great player and can lead the team one day. Duleep Mendis is a Puppet on a string or a complete d***head!

Anonymous's picture

**** u all,**** off slcb

Polly's picture

I agree for Angelo Mathews to be captain of Sri Lanka is to early but the question is why cannot he be appointed Vice Captain and groom him to be the future captain. Selectors should think about it very seriously rather than appointing stop gap Vice Captains.

Anonymous's picture

Dont forget Sangas comment WE ARE SRI LANKANS.
ANGELO KEEP HIM READY FOR THE NEXT WORLD CUP.THIS IS THE TIME TO GIVE HIM MORE RESPONSIBILITIES UNDER SANGA MAHELA AND OTHER SENIOR PLAYERS.SELECTORS THINK AS PLAYERS WHO PLAYED FOR YOUR MOTHER COUNTRY.BETTER LATE THAN NEVER.

Warunanc's picture
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3 May 2010
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2 years 4 weeks

We all are Sri Lankans ?? if Mathews is not selected as VC what would possibly be the reason for that ? coz we all say we are Sri Lankans !! put him as VC or I'll say this is all bullshit !

TAMIL CRICKET LOVER = U.K's picture

SRI LANKA CRICKET
===================
01 RACISM.... OTHERWISE OUR NEW CAPTAIN.... A MATHEWS
02 POLITICS .... JAYASURIYA & KANDAMBY MATTER
03 MATCH FIXING .... WORLD CUP 2011 FINAL

prf's picture

SRI LANKAN CRICKET WITH POLITICAL AS SANGA TOLD V HAVEN'T ANY PROGRAM FOR NEXT WORLD CUP,MATHES MUST WIN TO COVER PEOPLE DAILY PROBLEUM'S

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