The Armchair Critics

16 Jul, 2016

Pokemon, captaincy, selections and the England tour

Damith and Andrew battle through this new Pokemon Go craze, noisy Sri Lankan train stations and the flu to discuss the England tour, Angelo Mathews's captaincy and the future of Sri Lanka's cricket. On a mobile device? Click here to listen.

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06 Jul, 2016

'What we lack is the next level above club cricket' — Wettimuny

In part-two of our interview with Sidath Wettimuny, the discussion turns to Sri Lanka's domestic cricket structure and how it can be improved. Listen to the first part of the interview here. And if you're on a mobile device, you can download both episodes: Part 1 and Part 2.

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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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