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Hemanthe (not verified)
Development of SL Cricket

1) There must be 6 to 8 teams consisting of the cream of SL cricketers playing a 4 day tournament. What can be done is to have entirely new 6 to 8 teams from the current set up or select 6 to 8 bet teams from the current 24 for this tournament but make sure that good players will not be missed out, they may have to be moved from where they are. This is the elite tournament. Appropriate point system must be implemented covering all aspects of results. Even introduce points scheme for the individual performances to determine those who have performed well in the tournament.

2) There could be a second tournament (I name it as Second Class) with the balance number of teams (24 - 6 or 8) playing 3 day matches.

3)At the end of the tournament there should be a promotion/demotion matches between the fist two teams from the Second Class tournament and the last two teams from the elite tournament and the winners and losers of these should be promoted or demoted for the succeeding year.

This is just an out line of what I think should happen because from the past few months it was evident that the boys were not geared up to the standards required at the international stage. This in my opinion was caused by the current domestic structure, which has been thoroughly diluted as a result of increasing the number of teams that are playing in the first class tournament. It obviously has caused the players to play easy kind of cricket with less or no pressure at all. This situation is a dangerous one and must be addressed first before anything else.


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