12 December, 2017

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An Open Letter To Sumathipalas, Ranatungas & Dharmdasas Of Sri Lankan Cricket

By Geethal Fernando

Geethal Fernando

I represent the many devoted Sri Lankans cricket fans living abroad and in Sri Lanka. As a Sri Lankan expat living abroad, our “Lankan get-togethers” were scheduled around cricket matches. We made cutlets, rolls and wadey on these special occasions to gather around the TV and watch our beloved players take down foreign giants, one by one. I cannot fathom the grandeur of the celebrations in Sri Lanka but we made the best out of what was given, to celebrate in our own way. We stood behind Murali when he was called a chucker, and we cheered for Sana when he thrashed bowlers all around the grounds. We didn’t have to go watch Broadway shows because we preferred to see Sanga waltzing down the pitch. And of course how can we forget the brilliant minds of Arjuna and Mahela? 

More than that, cricket brought all of us together. We never cared about race or religion; we cheered our way through every ball with our Tamil and Muslim friends. Cricket united us, and it united an entire nation under one Sri Lankan flag. When we won the World Cup in 1996, the LTTE leaders declared a ceasefire to cheer for our cricketers. That was how united the fans were to see our cricketers succeed. Unfortunately you all are the reason why it has demised to this level today.

I may not have the great cricketing brains like any of you (sarcasm), but one thing I know is the love for this sport runs deep in my Sri Lankan blood. As a staunch supporter of our cricket team, it is utterly disappointing to see that your kith and kin have dragged cricket in this tiny island to a bottomless pit. So before you get on your high horses and discount this letter, please take a moment to read from a fan’s perspective of what we are expecting from our cricket administration.

As far as I can remember, Dharmadasa, Ranatunga and Sumathipala names were involved in our cricketing administrations (for better or for worse). Remember when Marvan Attapattu called the then administration a bunch of “puppets”? We all know the reason for this foul language and yet the same puppets continue to be in control of the current administration. The reasons behind your involvement have nothing to do with love for the sport but everything to do with money and politics. You have seen the amount of money you can “commission” through these dealings and to get a leg up on these dealings, you brought politics in to a “gentlemen’s game”. And not just regular politics, but the Sri Lankan brand of politics. The results are quite obvious from the way our team has been performing. At the end, it was only the young cricketing captain who took the blame and you are all shamelessly hanging on to your dear positions.

The current President of the cricketing board, Mr. Sumathipala, is the managing director of Sporting Star in Sri Lanka. Sporting Star is a sports betting company. He is also the deputy speaker in the current Sri Lankan parliament. Clearly this does not seem to be a conflict of interest by the Sri Lankan standards; that the director of a sports betting company is running the most lucrative sport in the nation. The ICC Code of Ethics states in section 7.2 (b) that “no director shall have any business association, or enter into any business arrangement (whether formal or informal) with any person or company who has interests in gambling.” However, these rules do not seem to apply when it comes to the “good governance” of your administration. 

The Dharmadasa brothers (Upali and Jayantha) were in charge when the cricket World Cup was played in Asia. If one family can claim the crown for being the most bankrupt, then I think that they highly deserve it. These goons (who by the way cannot stand each other) ran the cricket council bankrupt under the disguise of building cricket infrastructure for the 2011 World Cup. What is ironic is that the corrupt Rajapaksa government that was in power at the time, even rejected your plea for a bailout. Many Dharmadasa family members were in high positions in the administration and getting paid 6 figure salaries (staying at home) while the players had to represent their country for months without getting paid. If the world class players were not getting paid, one can imagine the plight of the ground staff. Oh wait! Didn’t your board reprimand Mahela Jayawardena for sharing his pay cheque with the ground staff? Shame on you!

At last, we come to the Ranatunga’s; the bitter sweet memory for Sri Lankan cricket. Nishantha, I recently saw your TV interview for Times Online. If integrity means anything to you, you would know that fans do not need your opinion about the cricket predicament that we are in today. You are one of the main culprits who ran the administration bankrupt, yet acted as the sole savior of the cricket administration. You are still under investigation for granting TV rights to the Carlton Sports Network (CSN) in which you held a chief executive position while being the secretary of the SLC administration.  Under your guidance, SLC board was named the third most corrupt institution in the country (which is nothing to be proud of). Arjuna, you are the pioneer of Sri Lankan cricket who took us to glory in 1996. But you sold your soul when you turned into a dirty politician. When Shane Warne called you a “fat bastard”, your fans didn’t abandon you, but rallied behind you. Yet you, along with the sports minister, are calling our players “fat” in public media. It is sad that you are airing out your dirty laundry in public to bring shame to our beloved cricket legends. Just like we didn’t abandon you back then, we are not abandoning our cricketing heroes today to side with corrupt politicians.

Some may argue that you have done an enormous service to Sri Lankan cricket. Maybe you have. But you are also keeping the true gentlemen from serving our nation through the sport. Great cricketing minds like Ana Punchiheva, Sidath Wettimuny, Aravinda De Silva, Roshan Mahanama, Mahela Jayawardena, Kumar Sangakkara and Chandika Hathurusingha have distanced themselves from the administration just because they do not want to drag themselves down to the level of dirty politicians. Recently Mr.Sumathipala claimed that Mahela Jayawardena “does not possess adequate experience to be a full time head coach”. Maybe you should look in the mirror and question yourselves about the level of experience you have to become politicians in Sri Lanka. A recent fact check revealed that 94 MPs in the current Sri Lankan parliament have not passed GCE (O/L) examination, while there are only 25 graduates among the 225 legislators in the present Sri Lankan Parliament. If you are going to criticize our players for their lack of qualifications, then this is an extreme case of the kettle calling the pot black. The level of hypocrisy in this cricket administration is simply astounding.

May be I am yet to convince you all that you should hang your boots and give the gentlemen in our country a chance to govern the “Gentlemen’s game”. Therefore my final plea to you all is to serve our beloved sport by retiring from the administration and stick to your dirty politics.

Long live SL Cricket.

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    sorry to Sri Lanka cricket..
    I think bad eye has been inflicted on Sri Lanka team now ..we need to have some good black magic experts to erase this evil eyes from our team and from our management..
    otherwise what is wrong with this young team…
    since world cup win we have been doing well …suddently we went into lowest of low ranking?.why ? near we are going miss world cup ?
    I think too much interference if not this superficial belief of black magic .

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    To become a sports administrator you usually have to complete a degree in sports management at university. You could also consider degrees in sport development, commerce, business or management. A strong background in sport (such as that gained as a sports coach or sportsperson) may also be an advantage.

    Personal requirements of a Sports Administrator:
    – A strong interest in sport and recreation;
    – Good communication and interpersonal skills;
    -Sound business ability;
    – Willingness to travel and work irregular hours, including evenings and weekends.

    Specialisations:
    Sports Development Manager:
    A sports development manager works to increase the number of people participating in a sport.

    Sports Facility Manager:
    A sports facility manager manages a sporting venue, such as an indoor swimming centre or an athletics track.

    Sports Marketing Manager:
    A sports marketing manager works to improve the image, profile and funding of the particular sport or event.

    The current president of the SLC is the right person for the job with right qualities. He has management qualifications, skills and experience which I have mentioned above. He is a successful businessman and I have no doubts that he is the right person to lead the SLC. However, he made few blunders such as appointment of Asanka Gurusinghe as the cricket manager. We all know that Gura played the game at the most highest level for his country. However, his exposure to management has been very limited. His appointment to the SLC has led to the departure of well respected international coach, Graham Ford. The CEO of the SLC doesn’t have any of the degrees which I have mentioned above. The majority of his lieutenants in the committee are boot lickers. We all know that Thilanga is better qualified than Ranatunge brothers to manage the affairs of SLC. As the top administrator, he does not have a choice other than bringing drastic changes to his management team and the structure of the SLC to bring back the past glory to cricket in Sri Lanka.

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      Disagree that Thilanga is the man for the job. He has no skills at all. All the family businesses owned by Thilanga are successfully run by his brother Jagath.

      Thilanga even lost the elections and came through the back door due to Sirisena.

      Thilanga has had his chance many times over and time to step down atleast after the team lost to Ireland, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe.

      Arjuna should not be allowed to get any where close to SLC either. Dharmadasa should be thrown out as well.

      All the leeches hanging around Maitland Place should be kicked out.

      Get a new team. Get new blood.

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    Geethal,
    Excellently said!
    May I add that Mr A Ranatunge, seem to think that SL Cricket owes him for bringing the world cup home, just like his political leader Mr M Rajapaksa thinks Sri Lanka owes him for defeating the LTTE!
    It happened on your watch gentlemen and you did a good job, thank you!
    Now its time to move on …..
    ‘It’s just not Cricket’

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      D.E.M.O.Krazy: drawing parallel with winning the cricketing world cup and defeat of LTTE is not Cricket. As some one posted even LTTE observed ceasefire during world cup games>>>this is why the country is bankrupt in the political arena, economic arena and cricketing arena.

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    Winning the World Cup in 1996 was the curse of Sri Lanka cricket. As Kumar Sangakara said in his eloquent speech at the famous Colin Cowdrey Memorial speech. When the money started flooding in to Sri Lanka cricket the money grabbing attention seeking corrupt minds took over and slowly but steadily destroyed Sri Lanka cricket.

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      Kumar the so called legend is the main culprit who ruined Sri Lankan young player’s mind by injecting money grabbing ideas. Kumar sungakkara the Charlie Austin lap dog.

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    A JVPesque comment ! Everyone is useless but they have no solution either…or is it your great cricketing brain minus the sarcasm that can fill the gap ?

    Your heroes…Sanga, Mahela etc made their names through Sri Lanka cricket and are now making millions after “leaving the sinking ship” ! Any amount of reasons and “justification” to adoring fans cannot remove from the fact that they are still not involved, long after their “enemies” have left.

    NO, They are too busy having a good time, living the millionaire lifestyle at the expense of SLC.

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      Hey there Don Q, tilting at windmills again, are you?

      Have you ever considered that the reasons Sanga and Mahela chose not to get involved in SLC given the circumstances where corruption and political machinations ruled the roost and still does? What competent and principled individual in his/her right mind would want to demean themselves by being dictated to by morons who have little or no understanding of the intricacies of handling this type of administration and also have no use for corruption?

      Or do you have some valid reason for your attack on the writer’s point of view? Would your solution be to retain the present bunch of incompetents (or now that they have resigned, replace them with equally obtuse goons) and watch our team roller-coast to the bottom of the table? If not, what exactly are you on about?

      Vested interests???

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    Well said Geethal. You are echoing the thoughts of millions of us Sri Lankan cricket lovers, although you neglected to mention the latest lot of selectors led by ‘Sanna’ that proved to be another major disaster that directly led to the miserable state of our cricket today. Thanks be that they were forced (?) to resign after the crowd reaction following our latest thrashing.

    Too long have we allowed the corrupt politicians and their proxies to run the administration. Politicians and their nominees should be banned from ALL sporting connections and the well known decent cricketing alumni should be encouraged to lead the SLC administration so that we can once more achieve the standards that we did not so long ago.

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    This is a fabulous, accurate and hard-hitting kick up the rump by this young gentleman Geethal Fernando. Sri Lanka cricket needs a medium term plan to be drawn up, critiqued, refined, established and then implemented.

    Messrs Ranatunga (x2), Dharmadasa (x2), Sumathipala (x1) should never be allowed to be part of this plan…. they should, as the writer says, simply resign forthwith, and then for all I care, curl up and die in shame.
    Jeez.

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    Cricket is perhaps the only good legacy left behind by the Britishers.
    Our days of glory on the field was built over many decades of struggle to gain recognition for our Game.
    *
    It all started with a stop over of the English Team on its voyage by sea to Australia for The ashes. Australia did likewise on its reciprocal trips to Britain.
    The Games though were played on a lighter vein, with the visitors shamelessly demonstrating that what they were doing to us was a favour.
    *
    Smart, as we are always, we learnt so readily and quickly that once a Commentator at The Oval remarked that our boys were showing their Masters how to play their own game!
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    Cricket is just not a game. Cricket is a Sport for intelligent players. The GRIP of the bat, the STANCE at the crease, are giveaways to an intelligent bowler. Likewise, the run up, the delivery, the way the ball is held are giveaways, to uncanny batsmen, who could correctly anticipate what to expect from the bowlers.
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    And, we learnt the tricks of the trade and also added a few of our own.
    All was lost when politicians with no cricket-brain whatsoever entered the Boardrooms.

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    I think handling cricket by politicians is the problem. Particularly, Thilanga Sumathipala is a cunning businessman who is involved in running gambling places. I think he used his money to buy the Cricket – authority position what ever. Now, it has worked the other & that extinguished the morale of the players. Now, it is a screwed up game. If Arjuna Ranathunga was there, it would have been better though not perfect. Because, Arjuna is also looking for positions for his extended family.

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    A big talker. If you lived in Ceylon, you will not have a backbone nor a pair of testicles to write this shit. So go ahead and feel good being macho in an Expat News blog.

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      Please don’t display your ignorance to the readers of a well thought out, hard hitting & factual article.

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    Why don’t you people assimilate and integrate into the western white christian societies you have become part of ? You people are afraid to assimilate. You stick to your jobs and then you come home and think your cricket is so big. NO. Learn about Baseball and Football and Soccer. Learn about Basketball. You people have a huge problem abusing our hospitality and our welfare system and the economic opportunities given to you. Yet end of the day you stick to your brown dark culture, food, marriage, caste, religion and other blackmagic and nonsense you have no business bringing to our countries. You get good jobs and you think you are better than the locals. You still copy the west, drink whisky and talk big at your parties as to how great your lives were in the motherland; and how we do not know anything… seriously we are tired of your attitudes thinking you are better than us

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      What does this have anything to do with cricket and the issues discussed? And why are you reading an article on Colombo Telegraph if you think so low of our ‘brown dark culture’? And how did you come to the conclusion that we don’t watch any other sport, eat any other food or practice any other religion? You have gotten so many facts wrong. Your narrow-mindedness demonstrates how unaware you are about what is happening in this world. We get better jobs in the countries YOU stole from the rightful owners because we are smarter, hardworking and don’t spend all our time being bitter with an inferiority complex.

      Maybe if you got up from behind the computer and stopped spreading hate, you can get a proper education and land a good job. Maybe then you will stop whining. And learn some proper grammar while you are at it, instead of spreading hateful, racist rhetoric. You seem to have some major psychological issues. I hope that you get some much needed help.

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        Very well said Andi! Yes, most of his facts are wrong. He thinks by cheering the team over the years, he is entitled to their gratitude. He is one of a long pathetic list of such overseas based fans who think that they know everything about cricket in Sri Lanka.
        Get a life, man. Write some sense….or get help.as Andi has suggested.

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          My friend, Andi’s comment was a response to Jeremy Black’s comment above. *faceplam*

          This article is 100% accurate. Anyone who denies it is severely deluded and/or profiting from the mayhem.

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            Andi’s comment can also apply to this stupid article written by some imbecile, with a wrong sense of perspective.. Analyse it before saying that it is 100% accurate. I do not profit from the current mayhem but detest this type of know all articles without fact or basis.

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    Gamini Dissanayake is politician & brought up the cricket, Aravinda also spoil the cricket administration.If Arjuna change his old mind , friendly with cricketers, , consider the revenue for players,avoiding siblings in sports body & release players for IPL & country he is the most suitable administrator. But there are lot of people for administration.

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    [Edited out] Please avoid typing all capitalized comments – CT

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    It is very unfortunate that the cricket board is elected by a mafia of cricket clubs whose representatives are bought over at the time of elections

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    Arjuna mustn’t be allowed to govern SL cricket , he has had share , during his interim tenure things weren’t rosy either , Arjuna’s dictatorial governance style is best suited for a prison. as for Sumathipala and Darmadasa brothers , we’ve had enough of you guys’thus, stay out of SL cricket . Remember a chap called Dulip Mendis , he had been in SL cricket much more than he should have been , luckily he is no more , Arjuna please take a leaf from Dulip’s book , retire gracefully !. Sanath , Pramodaya, Aravinda et al should also take a break . May be Sidath Wetthamuni along with Ana Punchihewa are a good pick .

    As for players ,L Malinga needs to assess thoroughly , his use by date is nearing ;moreover , his sheer arrogance is too much to bear. there are enough talented young cricketers out there , finding and grooming them are the responsibilities of the top management . incidentally Malinga happened to be one such player.

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      Yes, absolutely, it should be Sidath or someone of his caliber, with integrity, admirable standard, class and etc. Right now, more or less, it’s like some ‘thugs’ running the administration having paid to be there for obvious reasons. A clean-up is the top priority, before working on the team …..

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    Politics has to be kept out of any sport. To begin with these politicians are not sportsmen. They are a corrupt lot, in it just to line their pockets. What a difference it was in Ana Punchihewa’s time, when we won the World cup in 1996. The Minister was Gamini Dissanayake who did not interfere, but supported Sri Lanka Cricket to the hilt. About our politicians qualifications, the writer has hit the nail on the head. Out with the politicians. God help Sri Lanka Cricket.

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      Ana Punchihewa, had a clear vision for Cricket, he wanted us to be the best one Day Side by 2000, but that happened 4 years ahead of schedule. And be ranked amongst the Top 3 test teams. I think at some point we made 3-4. However, it was the Sumathipala’s and Dharmadasa’s who changed the cricket board election constitution to oust Ana. So went Dav Whatmore and Alex Kontouri within 6 months. Looks what the so called professional admins who have played cricket done to this wonderful sport, barring a few. Unfortunately, we now need to qualify to play the world cup after 3 final appearances including 1996 Win.

      We the people need to sack the whole lot and elect, professional people to administrative and coaching positions with a clear Vision. Then again how to we do that when the minister of sport, probably hasn’t even played marbles.

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    Problem is not about cricket board was bankrupted, you idiot. It is all about these corrupted money loving silly young cricketers like Niroshan Dickwalle, Kusal Janith, .. etc

    FYI: Kumar Sangakkara is not a great cricketer, But a batsmen,

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    The Country sans a winning team at cricket is like a restaurant that does not serve a lentil dish.

    Country is in a mess governed by a gava palanaya, now cricket in a mess.
    Then there is a Dog eat Dog situation. Politically bankrupt and a looser like Sumathipala Kalaveddah General squabling with a Ambassadorial General.

    Sirisena’s promised Kidney treatment Foundation is takenover by weeds & over growth.
    Sri Lanka has become the kudu distribution hub in the Asian region.

    Politicians behaving like Monkies jumping to and fro.
    Democracy sans elections………………
    Underworld thriving like in Chicago.

    Pro Yahapalanaya trade unionists building houses worth millions.
    Due to backbone denigration politicians need cures hence importing Luxury vehicles.
    People die due to a collapse on a rubbish dump.
    Rajagiriya flyover out of alignment.

    What is happening

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    The majority agree with the young writer whose comments are based on facts. The few who disagree are obvious goons of the present failed political lot on the cricket board. Please go out with your heads bowed and let Sri Lankan cricket bounce back to what it was. Let people with experience and impeccable integrity takeover.People like Ana Punchihewa and Sidath Wettimuny take over and resuscitate our” ailing ” cricket”.

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    Geethal, you hit the nail on it’s head. unfortunately sound reasoning is something that this unique brand of politicians refuse to understand . All they want is k for cash. notwithstanding , Sri Lankan cricket will prevail.

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    SL has the cricket talent. The talent prospered when the administrators kept politics out. Political interference has become part of Lankan life and cricket was not spared. As the rot started, the player morale plummeted and right now it is at the lowest. The Minister of Sports sagaciously said recently that the players are not physically fit. How the hell did he come to this conclusion? The Joint Opposition passed a resolution on Lankan cricket. Surely they have other things to do – for example address the endemic corruption.
    Geethal Fernando’s angst is shared by vast vast vast majority of Lankans.
    It is easy to find very very very talented cricketers but almost impossible to find uncorrupted administrators. But we must strive for this impossible.

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    What SL needs is a goid coach with a no nonsense attitude.

    I have played premier league cricket in SL in the 70’s and I was one of the top fast bowlers of our time.

    I also and excellent leader and a manager. I should be coaching this team at a time like this. And people will start seeing the results straight away.

    One thing the players will have to put up is the iron discipline I will bring in. There will be no soft drinks or Gatorade allowed. They will go to the nearest tap, get down on thier knees and drink water untî they realize what it is to play for the country.

    I wîll ban reverse sweeps, dilscoops and dikscoops. If any player uses them in a match or at practice, I will beat their backsides with their own bat.

    Last but not least, I will ban wives and girl friends from visiting players before a match and during matches. Before marches these bloody women come and offer themselves and ruin the energy levels of these boys. And during matches they distract them from the audience by giving flying kisses and all that nonsense. I will not tolerate any if this.

    Players will start improving in a matter of days.

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      Rtd. Lt. Reginald Shamal Perera,

      I’m afraid your name is not that familiar ; nonetheless , you sound like a person who could take the responsibility of resurrecting our fallen team . As a start , why don’t you write to the sports minister and seek an appointment to discus the matter further .

      Good luck

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    Language in the field is the worst in Sl cricket in 50yrs.Early days cricket was played by mercantile exec,Docs,etc.HIK Fdo,Ranjit Fdo,David Hyne,TD Rajapakse,Sarath Wimalaratne,M.Tisera,Kieth Labroy,PI Pieris,Darrel Liverz & names go on.All these guys are from good stock.no trishaw drivers son,carpenters son
    ever played.Malanga belongs to kataragama temple,this goon playing in english ground,showing his rituals.in every wide balls he fires,others sign of the cross,playing religous,political cricket,not english way.
    Sinhala cricket, shouting Aiyo,Ammo,Gaanda,Allanda etc are not meant for telecast.In a foriegn land.
    Our kids & friends ask ,no answer.
    HIK,Ranjit yelling Aiya,ammo behind the wicket is unimmaginable.Ammo,aiyo only heard in village funeral house.

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    “Many Dharmadasa family members were in high positions in the administration and getting paid 6 figure salaries (staying at home)…”

    Never heard this before! The writer should first get his facts right, before throwing mud at others.

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    The biggest problem in our country is we have mixed, Sports, Politics, Religion, if these have been separated, the nation will be united as one, Love for Sports lost because of politicians, Political forces backed by religion or vice versa, Politics must be to govern the Country peacefully as they have come there on a vote by the general public to do a service, but they pass all bills, to fatten their pockets, do not attend to the general public needs, but squander all they can.

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    SRI LANKA- A country where the two major political parties have decided to form a government that calls itself a democracy but in reality is a dictatorship. The same misfortune now has moved into the Islands
    Sports – Cricket in particular. Whilst this two ringed circus goes along its merry way floughting all that is
    Honest and sensible, the people move steadily towards moral and economic decline. Have the Devas and
    Gods forsaken us..?.

    .

    ,

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    So, you are one of those ‘overseas cricket fans’ who think that by cheering the team through thick and thin, you are entitled to their ‘loyalty’ and commitment and could say whatever you want without basis. Most of your facts are WRONG. I will not waste time arguing about the wrong things you have stated and the false assumptions you have made.
    Look, brother, ALL Sri Lankans are just as entitled to their opinion of Sri Lanka cricket as you think you are.

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    “The Dharmadasa brothers (Upali and Jayantha) were in charge when the cricket World Cup was played in Asia. If one family can claim the crown for being the most bankrupt, then I think that they highly deserve it. These goons (who by the way cannot stand each other) ran the cricket council bankrupt under the disguise of building cricket infrastructure for the 2011 World Cup.”

    Again, another load of rubbish!

    Leading upto the 2011 World Cup and during the tournament, D. S. de Silva was the chairman of the interim committee that ran Sri Lanka cricket, and Nishantha Ranatunga was the secretary. Dharmadasa brothers were not in the scene, and they were never involved in mega-cricket infrastructure projects.

    To my knowledge, Dharmadasa family was never bankrupt. On the contrary, they are multi-billionaires, thanks to Nawaloka Mudalali.

    Living in the UK, I’m surprised about the writer’s liberal use of libellous material.

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    Thilanga Sumathipala is a murderer of Amerasinghe the underworld personality who was giving evidence against Sumathipala! Yet he is an MP and Cricket Board Chairman?

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      Vrka – in Sri Lanka murderers and war time criminals are all in power and untouchable whether they in the governing party or opposition.

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        Rajash,

        Only the foolish murderers like Velupillai and Wijeweera died in the Mud. The rest of are all doing quite well where in the world they reside.

        Sri Lanka has a population problem and they were just doing their job after all. We call them population reductions.

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    What a true comment. Let the game played by gentlemen and be governed by gentlemen who know the game and not by people in the betting game. The Sumathipalas were only bookie people, like the Mukthas and Huthas who made their money from the poor people. The Dharamadasa’s were politically supported and made their money through Political connections. Obviously these are all corrupt people and practices and people who want to make more money. Look guys you cannot take this money when you die. Think about Karma. If it is not you it will be your offsprings. People like Sanngakkara/Mahanama who can speak confidently and promote our cause should be at the top.

    Arjuna is the only player in the history of world cricket who always needed a runner because of his stomach was so big be could not even see his dick.due to obesity and now he wants the current cricketers to be agile.

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