Thilanga Sumathipala calls for more Sri Lanka-India games

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The India-Sri Lanka cricketing contests are a regular affair in international cricket. In the last 10 years, the teams have played 12 Tests, 15 T20s and a staggering 62 ODIs. However, Sri Lanka Cricket president Thilanga Sumathipala wants them to play even more often, drawing a parallel with the..

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delan82's picture
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A lot of fans got fedup from seeing the sides play too much against each other too soon especially when one side was dominating the other.

You can't compare the Ashes number of tests to this. SLC in past few years has been dropping test matches against many sides to play more limited over stuff because they thought it was more financially viable.

His comments have nothing to do with cricket or cricket rivalries just how much money can be made in quick time. And by saying so publicly shows a kind of desperation from him and SLC.

It would be nice if Sumathipala and SLC would commit to playing a minimum of 3 tests per series against all other nations instead of 1 or 2.

One way he might be able to get more games with India is if he can perhaps get the Asian Test Championship revived ahead of a World Championship version in years to come. Now 5 Asian Test sides and would help develop Test cricket in all those countries and India's participation will bring money to the table from media rights and sponsorships.

delan82's picture
Member since:
18 October 2009
Last activity:
2 hours 3 min

A lot of fans got fedup from seeing the sides play too much against each other too soon especially when one side was dominating the other.

You can't compare the Ashes number of tests to this. SLC in past few years has been dropping test matches against many sides to play more limited over stuff because they thought it was more financially viable.

His comments have nothing to do with cricket or cricket rivalries just how much money can be made in quick time. And by saying so publicly shows a kind of desperation from him and SLC.

It would be nice if Sumathipala and SLC would commit to playing a minimum of 3 tests per series against all other nations instead of 1 or 2.

One way he might be able to get more games with India is if he can perhaps get the Asian Test Championship revived ahead of a World Championship version in years to come. Now 5 Asian Test sides and would help develop Test cricket in all those countries and India's participation will bring money to the table from media rights and sponsorships.

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I'M very much disappointed about the Sri Lankan cricket selection committee. Actually They don't have brain. Why they captain Thisara.Who is another bull who has so many experience under his belt but still not improved intelligence.
Another thing is that selecting dananjaya Silva.he is not like kusal mendis. He is not a T20 player.
Tharanga,jeevan,lakmal,chameera,Pradeep are not good for T20 format.

Recent domestic tournament so many players performed well.
Andy sloman,banuka rajapaksha,kapugedera,
Kapugedera is the best person for the captaincy for T20.
Jehan Daniel,sachithra serasinghe are good bowlers.

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