Chaos In Sri Lankan Cricket!




Kumar Sangakkara

Kumar Sangakkara

Well, we all witnessed an amazing ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 final. Albeit Sri Lanka lost, they did well. Besides, I think they did really well to grab a spot in the top 2. No body actually expected them to come over this far.  They never were meant to be the favourites. India undoubtedly was the better team and they displayed it!

But, instead of appreciating this fact the Lankan Cricket looks cluttered!

The Lankan skipper Kumar Sangakkara who led the team superbly and also himself did extremely well has called it a day. He resigned from ODI and T20 captaincy. He offered to carry on with the Test lead role on interim basis if required. “After careful consideration I have concluded that it is in the best long-term interests of the team that I step down now as national captain so that a new leader can be properly groomed for the 2015 World Cup,” he said.

“It is better that Sri Lanka is led now by a player who will be at the peak of their career during that tournament,” he added.

This was not the end of the commotion. The Sri Lankan selection committee headed by Arvinda De Silva also quit before the end of its term. They handed over their resignation letter to the sports minister. And, the Vice-Captain Mahela Jayawardene has also called it a day!

Arvinda de Silva in his resignation letter wrote, “Like everyone else associated with SLC, we are also enormously disappointed at not being able to annex the coveted World Cup, which was lost to India in a highly competitive final, we are happy we have been able to meet most of our objectives in a very short space of time.”

Jayawardene also reasoned someone younger to play the key roles in the side for preparation for the next World Cup.

This is again a kind of continuation of the domino effect on the Lankan side for me! The trouble started in the final encounter against India when their best bowlers proved ineffective. Murali – one of the finest bowlers of the decade also could only end up being discontented with his wicketless last spell in one his most crucial matches of the career! Now, we have so many resignations one after the other.

I don’t know how they are inspiring Lankan cricket youth to fare well. They all seem to generate chaos in a way with all resigning simultaneously. This gives a fishy and uncharacteristic feeling to me! The Lankan Cricket seems to be in a crisis for me.

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