Retired Dilshan confirms interest in returning to play for Sri Lanka

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"I continue to play my domestic cricket. Hence, it is not a challenge for me to return to the international side again," Dilshan said. "I always think of my country. I presume I did my best in cricket prior to my retirement. However, I am of the opinion that I should do something more for my...

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criccontent's picture
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He can't single handedly win a world cup. Let youngsters develop Dilshan. Don't do this shameless thing.

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More signs of chaos, 30+ retired players trying to fit back it. We already have 2 in the team and when last did either of them impact a game lets alone a series?

Anonymous's picture

Why big salary is needed for SL coach?

About 50% goes for annual restitution fee (% commission) for those (crooks) who appointed another crook and in return, they never kick him out even the job performance is utter failure.

Hire ups enjoy under the table annual commission and keeps blind eye at falling SL cricket pride.

Then 25% goes for hush money to keep mainstream media hush or to keep attention somewhere else (UT’s fielding, TP’s stomach, Slinga’s age, having Dishan as opener, Hathus credentials etc).

Only those who not get any perks (mostly SL genuine cricket fans) make critiques about corrupted acts of coach, missed catches, run outs, missing Dikka, Ashen, Avishka in ODI, etc.

Any idiot knows once Mathew/Chandi was picked in ODI team, SL nosedives way below Afg and It happened. Remedy:

1) Annul the current contract and make it performance based salary for coach

2) Sack if job performance utter failure

3) Pick ODI team based only on current stats, then pick leader out of them. Never pick players suitable only for test-format into ODI. It takes only one drop of cow dung (test-player) to spoils the whole pot of milk (ODI).

Anonymous's picture

Why OLD cricketers like Mathews, Malinga and now Dilshan want to be in it? They want to go to ENGLAND in 2019. They will say playing for Sri Lanka is the highest honor. Do not believe them . It is COMPLETE BS. These guys want to take their families to England and enjoy. Who does not want Business Class travel, star hotels and other perks? These are what most our cricketers are after. I am sure you remember Sanath coming home several times during tours when he was the chief selector.
Recently, I was lucky to get an upgrade to Business class. I did not feel the 14-hour flight. I slept like a baby. The seat slides into a bed. The meals were great.
I heard that Malinga takes his parents on tours. Mathews may like to take his baby along with his wife. Dilshan, same crap. Why can't they do these off season? I am sure that they have enough money to do so. But, they want to FREELOAD. Cheap!
I think that a cricketer who takes his family members can not FOCUS 100% on cricket. Once the focus goes, fielding practice, running between the wickets and other basics take a back seat and what happens on the field is not pretty.
Mathews should be dropped on fitness. The guy is always worried about his leg while running. I am sure that this problem caused the two run outs during the Asia Cup. Despite this obvious fitness problem with Mathews, I am surprised that Sangakkara is promoting his friend Mathews.
In addition, I believe that Mathews is Sumathipala's Man. Sri Lanka lose, Sumathipala wins. I am sure you know what I mean. To get rid of Mathew, Labrooy, another Sumathie's man, should be removed. As far as Labrooy is there as the chief selector, Sri Lanka is bound to lose lot of matches.
Malinga is not fit at all. His fielding is pathetic. We don't want him. SLC have failed . SLC management has not yet groomed a young fast bowler to replace Malinga. It is high time to do so.
I feel that the intention of some of our cricketers to play for Sri Lanka is to:
1) Have a nice annual income thru a contract
2) Get a T20 contract like IPL.
I think winning a match for Sri Lanka as a team, is not a priority for some of our players. They play to make sure their places are secured for the future matches. How many times have we seen players getting out after a 40 or 50 without converting it to a big score.
Bad intentions, bad results!

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