Jayasuriya goes to parliament while playing for Air Force

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By Namal Pathirage

Former Sri Lankan cricketer, now Member of Parliament Sanath Jayasuriya went to attend a parliament meeting while playing for Air Force in the Premier League Inter-Club Tournament. Umpires and match referees are considering the illegality of a player being released while the match is being played.

Jayasuriya opened the batting in the 1st innings and soon after he got out he has requested the umpires from releasing him to attend the parliament meeting. So the umpires contacted the match referee of the game, the match referee had nothing to say, so the matter was taken to SLC.

However soon after finishing his so called parliament meeting, he rushed to the grounds to bat in the second innings of the match. Nevertheless the umpires had advised him to bat after the 5th wicket of the team had fallen.

Expert cricket officials and umpires have criticized it as illegal for Jayasuriya to re-enter the game, while abandoning the team and going away while the match is in progress.

As in the laws of cricket, a player could only be released from playing or going out of the grounds if the player is un-well or injured or for a valid reason only, as Jayasuriya knew about the parliament meeting even before playing the match, releasing him for that reason while the match is being played, is illegal and breach of conduct, umpires and match referees have stated.

Umpires have pointed out," including a substitute fielder for Jayasuriya soon after he left the field and giving him the opportunity to bat at the fall of the 5th wicket" as illegal in the game of cricket, and when the match referee consulted the SLC office, information was provided by a personnel who is unrelated to the subject matter.

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tailender's picture
Member since:
7 September 2011
Last activity:
2 years 11 weeks

used to be a fan, still a fan but dont like this at all.

Anonymous's picture

jayasuriya: The cricketer, The commentator, The MP,The adviser of slc,...........etc so he the only hope of our cricket please protect him from evils. Breaking News:: aus channle9 offer permenant commentating job for our mp. jayasuriya.

SAM's picture

THIS GUY WAS MY FAVOURITE CRICKETER DURING GOOD OLD DAYS BUT NO MORE. HAS PICKED WRONG PATH TO PLAY DIRTY POLITICS. SHAME ON YOU MAN.

Ranjan Rodrigo's picture
Member since:
8 January 2012
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5 weeks 5 days

Sanath has no principles. He is laughing stock and is a law unto himself.Mahindananda who knows nil of cricket relies on him for advice as no other cricketer wants to associate with him. Where are the knowlegeables like Tissera, Sidath, Arjuna,HIK Mahinda W and the like?
Ranjan Rodrigo Sydney

Parakrama's picture

Sanath is a special person

Anonymous's picture

me yaka hama wadema bageta karanne thawa dingen tensport akath iwari singlish nisa.

Sakala Bujang's picture
Member since:
8 April 2011
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1 week 3 days

Jayasuriya has become a pathetic joke, there is no doubting that. As for the idiots at the SLC who take his advice, he has done nothing for upcoming players. Read all the interviews with the youngersters - they all say one person helped them - Aravinda De Silva. He is a true lankan lion like Sangakkara and it is a damn shame that he has been forgotten and neglected since the WC - he is the only person the SLC should take advice from.

Anonymous's picture

mekai siddiya parliment sasiyakata participate wenna 500 Rs denawa.. eka miss wei kiala wennathi..:)

Ranjan Rodrigo's picture
Member since:
8 January 2012
Last activity:
5 weeks 5 days

Anonymous u may be right. U mean that if u participate in parliament for a week u get Rs 500 and if he does not, he misses out on it. Sanaths first love is money.See how hw deprived Upul of his place due to Lokuge giving Upuls place to him after being dropped on a tour.
Ranjan Rodrigo Sydney

Lahiru Gamage's picture

@ Ranjan Rodrigo : Who are you to criticize Sanath like that? Sanath is the man who took Sri Lankan cricket team to the top of the Cricket world. He is one of the most successful cricket captains ever produced by Sri Lanka. Did you forget those things? Is he a laughing stock to you? Ungrateful critics who play cricket with microphones,keyboards and pens, ruin Sri Lankan cricket more than anyone else these days.

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