Ofcourse it has degraded and continuing it further...!
According to my view, there are lot of reasons for that...Aravinda was a great selector and he made all selection decisions with a great transparency. So he should have appointed again.It seems that Duleep Mendis does not have any logic behind his decisions!
Players like Sanga and Mahela should have given the assuarance that they have the sufficient freedom to select the team they want. They need confidence from the authorities to back their job and otherwise they just resign, and we are currently experiencing the results of that...
Also I think we need a proper coaching staff. I'm not saying that we should always go for foreign coaches.At least appoint Rumesh as the coach permanently, if SLC can not afford a foreign coach!
Then he and other coaches can work according to a plan targeting certain tournaments, because then he will feel that his job is not temporary...I think these issues need to be addressed immediately, otherwise will affect our cricket further !
I think it all started seriously falling apart after DS de Silva and Nishantha Ranatunga were appointed to run SLC.