Sri Lanka Cricket Quotes

"Even though only four or five players are now playing in the squad who I played with, I still watch for their results on the internet. My heart is with Lancashire, and it always will be because they gave me the opportunity first. I played with them for longer than any other county. I played with Kent once and with Gloucestershire for two years in T20. I got offers from other clubs, but I thought Lancashire was a big club and Dav Whatmore was the coach. He was my Sri Lanka coach before I arrived at Lancashire."
Muttiah Muralitharan [Source]
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"When the skills of our cricket team increase we are in a position to charge more for sponsorships and telecast rights. So this World Cup win is a very good opportunity to increase SLC's income."
Nuski Mohamed (SLC Treasurer) [Source]
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"I've got over it (the disappointment of World T20). When we left home for Bangladesh, we wanted to defend our title but we could not control the weather. From the semi-final, god was smiling on Mahela (Jayawardene) and (Kumar) Sangakkara. Though I won't say my prediction came true, it was nice to see Sri Lanka win the tournament. It was disappointing we were not in the final but ultimately cricket was the winner."
Darren Sammy [Source]
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"At a time when the Big Three are dominating the sport off the field, it was heartening to see one of the Small Seven triumph on it."
Lawrence Booth [Source]
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"It was tremendous to see the vitality back in Sri Lanka's T20 World Cup winning team and it was great that the international T20 careers of Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara ended on such a glorious high."
David Gower [Source]
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"Sri Lanka were deserving Champions of the ICC World Twenty20 Cup. To restrict a strong batting line up like India's to just 130 runs was a tremendous achievement. Malinga and company were terrific especially in the last four overs. Winning with so many deliveries to spare also tells how dominant the Lankans were with the bat too. Sri Lanka have a terrific record in ICC events reaching the finals regularly. Though there have been disappointments in some of them, to finally emerge to win the T20 Cup gave Sri Lanka a new sense of belief. Sri Lanka are popular winners too for they play the game hard but with a smile on their faces. Well done Lanka."
Sunil Gavaskar [Source]
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"Not just this tournament, but on most occasions the ICC makes it easier for India. They play their practice matches and tournament matches up until the last game at one venue whereas other teams do not enjoy such luxuries."
Arjuna Ranatunga [Source]
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"Any win in a global event is special, but when it comes against India, who want to control the sport, it’s priceless. This win is extremely special as it came against many odds and it will open many eyes."
Arjuna Ranatunga [Source]
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"After all SLC gets all that income because of the cricket they play."
Sanath Jayasuriya [Source]
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"The players in the top category of contracts will earn more than Rs. 55 million within the next year on contract fee and match fee alone. If that is not enough, I believe they should pursue something else than playing cricket."
Nishantha Ranatunga [Source]
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"When the Ex-Co members forced the President to come out with what took place at the ICC meeting, SLC President chose to remain silent on a matter of utmost importance. There were no Emergency Meetings called up to discuss this serious issue until the 23rd of January 2014. The Ex-Co members learned only through the media that there were proposals to bring in drastic changes to the governance of the ICC and the distribution of funds which would have far reaching consequences to countries like Sri Lanka who had laboured hard to achieve Full Member status."
Shammi Silva [Source]
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"In cricket it is foolish to even think of fighting India. You may not like it, but that's the reality."
Sanath Jayasuriya [Source]
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