Are you satisifed with DS de Silva's tenure as chairman of Sri Lanka Cricket?

Yes. I am satisified.
38% (11 votes)
No. I am not satisified.
59% (17 votes)
I am undecided.
3% (1 vote)
Total votes: 29


jayalal's picture

DS de Silva is a PUPPET. He is hanging on his Nephew Suraj's tail coat. Suraj and Nishantha come to his aid, hence he allows them to rule the roost and hide his inefficiency. In what way can he be compared to previous Chairmen?He is not fit to hold a cndle to any of them.One has to be an ex cricketer with adminisrative knowledge or a distinguished Body Corporate head who can converse with other heads freely. DS may have only played cricket for Mahinda and not passed even his GCE O level.hE CANNOT EVEN CARRY ON A CONVERSATION. The only job he did was being employed by his wife'e Bucket Shop family. None of his team mates have a good word for him. He has allowed a lot of Corruption to go unheeded in SLC. His head shud have been the first to go after the new Ministar said that SLC is corrupt. There will be no assets left, come World Cup. What a disgrace he is to Sri Lanka. Time this corruption is investigated as there has not even been audits on the accounts. GOD SAVE SRILANKA FROM THE LIKES OF DS AND NISHANTHA.

Anonymous's picture

Jayalal - Obviously you dont seem to know anything about DS. Your remaks show that you are a gullible man who has been brain washed by media who have their own agendas in trying to get DS out of this position. DS is a remarkable man who has done so much for the development of cricket than any other cricketer in Sri Lanka. Dont get carried away by this media frenzy, do get your facts right before making such stupid statements.

ranjan7's picture
Member since:
4 September 2010
Last activity:
5 years 30 weeks

Anonymous,just u wait Anonymous, Just u wait, DS is there by political influence. He was to be removed as the minister said that SLC is corrupt. He went behind Basil who knows nothing of Cricket saying his family has no other source of income. Recently he has shot himself in his foot. How can he carry on a conversation with other heads of the world. Can he be compared with former heads. No wonder because he is weak thta all this mess is.

SunJ's picture
Member since:
25 January 2010
Last activity:
5 years 14 weeks

hes responsible for bringing Suraj and Kapila his nephews into SLC with no cricket qualification whatever,blatant nepotism and now they r screwing up SLC money big time

Ajith's picture

Lets be fair about DS administration and give credit where credit is due. DS was a fantastic national criketer who unfortunately born in an era where SL did not plan test cricket. Had he played test cricket for SL long enough - he would surely have been a hosehold name just like "warne" and "Murali". Agree that his corporate ability was limited - but his heart was in Cricket and as a cricketer, as a coach both at club level & Under 19 level he had phenominal success. During his playing days he performed extremely well overseas (Both in England & Australia). During his administartion era that spannned nearly 2 years, his vision was to develop cricketing infrastructure outside colombo which he did with a lot of success. He dilevered a successful leg of the World Cup in 2011. So all in all, given his administrative experience shortcomings - i think he did a fantastic job. Another point to mention is about him bringing his nephews to the picture. Today, if you look at MR Government, how many of MR's relatives are in key positions in the Government? It is imperative that if you are trying to do a task, you have "persons you can trust" in key positions. The two nephews themselves are not new to Cricket either. Suraj played cricket for St. Thomas's College and represented SSC at Sara Trophy Cricket for many years. Kapila Played for Royal and represented Sri Lanka Under 19. In terms of their business credentials, Suraj is a successful businessman with multiple business interests and Kapila is a fully qualified accountant who is running his own business. So, please just do not read the media alone who is out on a "personal Crusade" to throw mud at these people at any cost. Please give credit where credit is due.

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