Hmm...I don't like this! There should be a better plan as this forces players hand at the opportunity to earn some cash. Yes lets face it that is what really counts. We can debate if they are better off playing/warming the bench in BPL with international stars or play in the local league which we so dearly want to uplift.
One thing that is not up for discussion is players missing the NZ tour to play in the BPL. Of course we know what that attitude did to the WI which has eventualy led to guys like Gayle and Narine not signing central contracts with the WICB and that applies to Malinga as well (I could be wrong).
What's the solution? Quick win would be for BPL folks not to pick players knowing the country is on tour! Next option is to organize these events in windows so there is no clash with international fixtures. The best solution is for SLC to stop wasting money and spending it on local cricket so we dont have to have this discussion.
hopefully courts will make it an example to punish Ranatunga & Dharmadasa bros SEVERELY And ban them from holding any office in SL cricket to help bring civilisation back to SL.
Basically, selectors moving with a point towards Kithuruwan, Luk at his records at international level, he didn't show anything at the international level. Whenever he fails the team dropped him so people are excusing him again and again. Kithuruwan didn't even show patience in his batting, he is going to be another Kapugedera among people
Suggest we keep our feet on the ground here - I wouldnt call beating the WI as "resurgence". Even more so when you consider WI are without Gayle, Pollard and Bravo AND they sacked their manager on the eve of the tour. I would term this win as "expected".
We need a better plan that this Mr. ICC. We cannot have this clear/throw status being thrown around. What's more why is the focus only on spinners? We cannot just assume all fast bowlers are clean.
Once again I pose the question - what would have happened if Narine won WI the series. As a matter of fact that appeared to be their only hope but imgaine him winning him the series and being called for throwing the next day!
what a state of affairs! players recommending officials!!
Yes yes.this is what we needed at last. now we have a WORLD BEST COACH to guide our WORLD CLASS PLAYERS.we already beat world's no 1 test side WEST INDIES and now mathews feels that he has the team to win against any country. woww now he BACKS this coach.he also BACKS WORLDS NO 1 BATSMAN THIRIAMNNE and best former coach MARVAN.so we saw how they were succeed in this year.APE CRICKET WALATA BUDU SARANAIE.PLAYERSLATA SALLI PIHITAIE.
According to one recent article, from those who applied for coaching job, two of them are high profile coaches at the same time who has been worked here in Sri Lanka before. So the article narrow downs the possible candidates to Tom Moody, Dav Whatmore, Grahm Ford, Stuart Law, Trevor Penney and Jonty Rhodes. Because Its obvious Geoff Marsh, Trevor Bayliss and Paul Farbrace no longer interested in SL cricket. Then who could that be, Most likely person is Grahm Ford and Dav Whatmore or may be Trevoer Penny. According to that they didn't like to sign the contract before the election without a jog guarantee. It is a big mistake if SLC opt to go the Jerome Jayaratne after wining depleted and currently struggling West Indies team.