Sri Lanka Cricket Quotes

"There are corruption allegations on the cricket administration. So we need to clean the system before the elections can be held. The SLC owes 500 million rupees to the State Engineering Corporation, so the parliament has the responsibility to go into all these transactions."
Ranil Wickremesinghe [Source]
Submitted by Hilal



"We've made three World T20 finals and won one - that's not by power-hitting. We've beaten the power-hitting sides quite easily and convincingly in all of those tournaments."
Kumar Sangakkara [Source]
Submitted by Hilal



"I am excited about it. No-one really knows him [Kumar Sangakkara] as a person and everyone is looking forward to that. Getting to know players like Amla, Ponting and Smith has been special and this is great, because he [Sangakkara] is here for two years, it's no flash in the pan."
Jason Roy [Source]
Submitted by Hilal



"One of the things [the ICC] might look at is allowing an extra fielder out of the ring in the last 10 overs, remember we were worried about that middle period of the game that became boring, where someone would score a run a ball 50 but no one remembering one shot. We'll try and keep that and make sure we don't get back to that but maybe in the last 10 overs when people are not going to stop slogging or trying to hit boundaries just because one extra fielder is out. That might be a sensible change."
Dave Richardson [Source]
Submitted by Hilal



"With my present form and fitness I guess I can easily play for another two-three years, even till the next World Cup in 2019."
Tillakaratne Dilshan [Source]
Submitted by Hilal



"We had a pretty even coverage of grass and the pitch was nice and flat. But the Sri Lankan team manager came up and said there was too much grass on the pitch. So I went over and mowed it. I didn’t take much off. It was next to nothing, really. But they saw us mowing so they were happy. In the end I reckon it worked against them. The West Indies batted first and made a pretty good score. Sri Lanka started well, but the pitch got slower and slower as the day went on and once it got slower, they were kaput. If I hadn’t mowed it, it might have made the difference."
Neil Weinert [Source]
Submitted by Neil Weerasekara



"The game has evolved over the years, and I don't think we have as a country. In other countries they have, and they adjust much quicker than our boys."
Mahela Jayawardene [Source]
Submitted by Che



"If Sachin [Tendulkar] is [Don] Bradman, then what is Sangakkara? His batting average is 56 and he is the the fastest man to 11,000 runs. Why don’t you all write more about Sangakkara? Sangakkara’s record is unbelievable. He is a superstar."
Rodney Hogg [Source]
Submitted by Kasun Kumarasinghe



"The best form of sledging in the world is when you can’t understand it. Arjuna Ranatunga and Javed Miandad, when they sledged, you couldn’t understand them."
Rodney Hogg [Source]
Submitted by Kasun Kumarasinghe



"The old method of condemning a bowler without a right of reply helped make me public enemy number one in Australia but it also made me determined to prove myself, and I did, throughout my career -- eventually supported by science."
Muttiah Muralitharan [Source]
Submitted by Hilal



"As for that crackdown, as someone who has lived and suffered under the old system of umpires calling bowlers on the field for throwing without that bowler having any means of redress, I am very much in favour of the way things are now being done. The new protocols mean that any bowler who is suspected of throwing now has the chance to prove himself scientifically, and that is fair."
Muttiah Muralitharan [Source]
Submitted by Hilal



"During the Sri Lanka Test I had to move rooms ... All of a sudden the taps in the bathroom came on for no reason. I turned the lights on and the taps turned themselves off. Then when I turned the lights off again the taps came on. It was very weird. It really freaked me out. I ended up asking to move rooms. Bealey (Broad’s girlfriend) was pretty spooked, too, and I know Moeen Ali’s other half won’t stay there because she’s so frightened of the ghosts."
Stuart Broad [Source]
Submitted by Gavin