The Armchair Critics

01 May, 2016

'Even the ICC realise our setup is a joke': Interview with Sidath Wettimuny

Sidath Wettimuny talks candidly with Damith Samarakoon about Sri Lanka Cricket's existing governance structure in this edition of the podcast and reveals that the International Cricket Council too had backed the proposed changes. [On a mobile device? Click here to listen.]

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17 Apr, 2016

'Kusal has a major fight on his hands'

Are the rumours that the podcast was banned really true? Andrew and Damith return from the cold to tell you the truth. Our prodigal podcasters then catch up with the latest Sri Lankan cricket news, including changes to the selection committee, Kusal 'Sharapova' Perera's potential disbarment, the Sri Lanka Women's team, and all while trying desperately to not talk about the Men. Do excuse the hum you might here in the background, as Andrew refused to turn off his fan for fear of melting! #ColomboWeather. It's good to be back. (On a mobile device? Click here to listen to the podcast)  

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24 Aug, 2014

Mahela Jayawardene, a tribute

How do you assess and summarise the career of a player who not only played cricket on a different plane but also touched the many lives that make up the cricket fraternity? Join Damith and Andrew as they seek out what made Mahela a special cricketer and a special human. They talk to leading cricket journalists, former coaches and ex-players to give you the ultimate tribute to an all time legend. With special guests: Tom Moody, Russel Arnold, Dav Whatmore, Lawrence Booth (Editor, Wisden Cricketers' Almanac), Jarrod Kimber (ESPNcricinfo) and Dileep Premachandran (Editor, Wisden India).

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21 Aug, 2014

Retirement round up, Pakistan series review and India losing

What has Damith been doing in Andrew's room late at night? What's wrong with the Sri Lankan opening pair? How good is Sri Lanka's attack? The answer to all these before a quick catch up with Russel Arnold on Mahela's retirement, followed by a full-on gloat-fest on Sri Lanka winning in England, and India not. Your hosts as ever, Damith and Andrew.

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04 Aug, 2014

SA series recap, Mendis backpedalling and the end of Mahela

Join the Armchair Critics as Damith backpedals furiously on Ajantha Mendis and Andrew offers apologies to the much-maligned SSC pitch. The guys recap the South Africa series, heap praises on Angelo Mathews, look ahead to Pakistan's tour of the island and contemplate the end of the Mahela Jayawardene era.

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