Anybody willing to guess who is the hidden hand behind the stakeholders position? No prizes for the first correct guess! My reading is that Sidath has made a sober assessment of issues and laid them out for all to see. The vested interests are at work for their own agenda. The Minister must stay the course and the cricket fans of Sri Lanka must stand by him and Sidath.
So after everything the Minister has put forward in terms of long term plan, glad to see the 'stakeholders' on the same page and empowering the outgoing committee. Talk about SLC being a sucker for punishment!
#5: don't consider Murali as a club bowler. He made all the difference between 18 years that he played. Imagine if we had a bowler averaged 30 to 35 in test in his place like Anil Kumble. In that period, India had a quality batting line up with Sachin, Dravid, VVS ... But we didn't have the same quality in our batting from the period to 1995 to 2005 . So to have a bowler average 23 in test and playing consistently every match was one of the biggest turning point in our history and that also help Sanga and Mahela to play more freely and score those big hundreds.
ashan priyanjan team 1e inne ai? kalin match tikema hariyata sellan karala na.
Arjuna or Sanath.
Not Murali. Yes, he has the most wickets but he wouldn't even be playing cricket if it wasn't for Arjuna Ranatunga standing up to the white folk, like a real Sinhaya. Like the people above had mentioned, without Vaas suffocating the batsmen at the other end with his clever bowling, Murali wouldn't have got close to what he is now. Basically, Murali's heroics cannot, and shouldn't, be credited to him alone - those 800 Test wickets should be shared among Murali, Arjuna and Vaas!!!
Murali got to where he is thanks to Arjuna and Vaas. Too bad he doesn't care about Sri Lanka now, after all the help and support Arjuna, and the country, gave him.
Oh, and Dilshan shouldn't even be on the list.
LOL! Is that the wannabe Yashan in the middle? He's still in Sri Lanka? Should chase wannabes like that out of the country.
This is a very tough poll. I voted Murali because he's considered as the best bowler of his generation. But as SLCicket1 said there won't be a Murali without the leadership of Arjuna. But without any of these players (Sanath, Aravinda, Sanga, Mahela ...), it would be a different story for our cricket. But we shouldn't forget what Vaas did for SL cricket. He was the only consistent international fast bowler for us. Without him, it would be very difficult for Murali even to get 400 test wickets. Then luckily Sanga and Mahela came over and helped Sl Cicket to go more further.
#34 another fan from our great legendary match winner kusal janith perara... lol....
SJ should be there ASAP. Cz he made the changes in the way of playing ODI cricket