Sri Lanka Cricket Quotes

"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]
Submitted by Gavin



"In cricket it is foolish to even think of fighting India. You may not like it, but that's the reality."
Sanath Jayasuriya [Source]
Submitted by Gavin



"I can't say enough about the group of players that I've worked with. I'll have the fondest memories. It's a very sad time for me to be leaving them. It's been very, very special for me. I've coached a lot of teams but this group of players stand out as being absolutely fantastic. It's pretty tough as far as that's concerned. I will sit at home for many years to come thinking about the great players and great people who I've worked with in Sri Lanka."
Graham Ford [Source]
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"[Mahela Jayawardene] batted well and concentrated hard despite his injury. It was a chanceless knock and we tried everything to get him. He is such a great batsman that, when he is in full flow, it is difficult to stop him."
Mohammad Akram (Pakistan bowling coach) [Source]
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"With the stitches I had some injections initially yesterday, but I was given some ointment, which is a bit of a painkiller itself plus lots of panadol, which I took roughly at every four hour intervals."
Mahela Jayawardena [Source]
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"To win against Sri Lanka, the team I coached for six years, my country of birth, would be great and I am keen on doing well against them. Some of them (players) are very good friends but when I enter the field we are enemies, so I am keen to finish the stint with a win."
Dav Whatmore [Source]
Submitted by Hilal



"This was the first Test I played in 12 months. The last one was against Australia. This year, there are only five or six Tests remaining. I’ve said before that I don’t have a plan for the long term. I have short-term goals about how I should play and how I can contribute to the team. When you get to this stage in your cricketing career, it’s not easy to have long-term targets."
Mahela Jayawardena [Source]
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"I hope that I have justified my place in the team. It was quite disappointing at times when I had not gone on to build on my 50s and it was good to [score my second Test century]. Hopefully, I can continue."
Angelo Mathews [Source]
Submitted by Che



"We haven't consistently played [Test cricket of late]. I remember when I came into the side, and until two-three years later, we were playing at least 10-12 Tests a year. That's why I've played so many Tests in my career until now. But, unfortunately, the younger guys haven't had that opportunity, so on a development scale, we need to look at seriously playing a minimum 8-10 Test matches a year. "
Mahela Jayawardene [Source]
Submitted by Hilal



"Sri Lanka Cricket is not a profit making institute. We are supposed to develop cricket."
Nishantha Ranatunga [Source]
Submitted by Gavin



"Yes, we fell short by a few runs, but it was very pleasing to see the guys fighting till the end. The effort that Prasanna and Senanayake put, it was unbelievable. They nearly got us through. So very pleased with the way they batted."
Angelo Mathews [Source]
Submitted by Hilal



"The bowlers may retire very soon on such wickets."
Angelo Mathews [Source]
Submitted by RPG