Cricket under daylight rape

Former Sri Lanka captains Arjuna Ranatunga and Hashan Tillekaratne charged yesterday that the country’s once jealously guarded passion was being raped and exploited for political gain like never before and challenged ex-trade union activist and controversial Sports Minister Gamini Lokuge and ex team

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Hilal's picture
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Ah! UNP election smear campaign in full swing!

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 ha ha ha. Hilal this is not a question of UNP or SLFP. Case of cricket  also dragged into dirty politics. What SJ is doing is wrong. It's obious he is just not endorsing the candidate. See what happened in 2006. You try to put more spin into that incident saying we don't know exactly happened. Whole country know what happened. 

I really doubt if you talk like this if another player is involved in this situation. What is wrong is wrong whether it's SJ or not. 

Someone should teach SJ the meaning of dignity. Shameless bugger. 

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Aiyo don't be silly. This has nothing to do with Cricket.

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This is entirely political. If Sangakkara endorsed UNP, you won't see Arjuna and Hashan talking about ethics.

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 Hilal machan I don't think Sanga or for that matter even Mahela will endorse any political party while playing. And if they do I am sure Arjuna will critizise them with same spoon. Anyway endorsing the opposition is not that usefull to anyone neda.? 

If Sanga endorses UNP he will lose the captaincy and maybe place in the team too overnight. This is Sri Lanka. 

This is my opinion. Sanath looks desperate with his recent failures. 

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I told you before it's not unethical anywhere else on this planet just only in UNP supporter's heads.

You must have missed this post of mine: http://www.islandcricket.lk/blogs/hilal/...

You have this thought in your head that I am a blind supporter of Sanath, and MR as well. Ha ha! Not true. Sanath can be in the team only if he performs. Nothing changes that.

In fact if you look at the stats Sangakakra hasn't made a century since June 2008. But you have failed to mention that once. I think you just don't want Sanath in the team because your letting your imagination run wild.

Sanath IS in the team. Why does he need to try to get back? This is what baffles me.

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Under the same logic some of the players who didn't get a game in Bangladesh are now "out of the team."

Just because Sanath didn't get picked for the Tri-Series he is not out of the side? He is our T20 opener with Dilshan, and he has been given a new role as a middle order batsman/all rounder in the ODI side.

Didn't Indika De seram write a letter to the sports minister? Do you hate him with this much passion?

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  Look at Sanga's average that period. True that he hasn't made a century but his average is right up there. If Sanath is 33 we can give him a chance if he fails15 innings. Now he is 40 and should retire gracefully. Let young fellow develop.

Check sanath's record in 1989-1996

He averages 19. Eternal scape goats like Mubarak and Kapu have better average than that.
Sanath in this position because as a youngster he got the oppurtunity

//Sanath IS in the team. Why does he need to try to get back? 

This  baffles me. 

Sanath lost his opening position to Tharanga right. He was dropped from 2 one day matches in India right. He was dropped from Bangladesh tour also. How can you say he is in the team.? 

I heard De Mel saying he has no future as an opener. OF course those can be changed if politicians poke fingers into selections. 

Alright alright. relax Hilal. I won't go further into this. But people laugh at him back here in SL. 


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What is a real shame is that some of guys are falling for Arjuna and Hashan's unethical political slander and discrediting a cricketer who has done more for SL than Arjuna and Hashan combined.

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 Machan getting  a century once in a while is not everything.. there are other very important stuff we use in statistics to determine palyers performances. I think we should strictly stick to those..

(Last edited by batman87 on January 19, 2010 - 08:10)

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