Sri Lanka Cricket Quotes

"I had a lot of respect and gratitude for Mahela's knowledge, but now he's advisor to a competing team of ours. I'm very disappointed that a national captain, within a few months of retirement, has been retained by another team at a World Cup. You could go to a club, a province, an IPL kind of team, or a county. But this is a World Cup. You can't have a player who has just left your country's team joining a competitive nation. All the contracted players who are playing, once they retire from the game, should have at least 24 months before joining another team for giving advice or coaching."
Thilanga Sumathipala [Source]
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"I made the decision to step away from top-class cricket only when I knew the time was right for me to leave and hand over the responsibility to younger members. At the moment I am enjoying the cricket that I am playing and I think I am headed in the right direction. The idea was always to step back after a fulfilling career and right now I feel I am having fun still playing in tournaments like the MCL. That was the plan all along and I doubt I will reconsider a comeback."
Mahela Jayawardena [Source]
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"First they said there were no cash, then no parking space. For five days of international cricket they are depriving 360 days of fantastic training opportunities for cricketers. There is no logic it is basically to hit at the interim committee. Ultimately it is the cricketers who suffer from such petty mindedness."
Sidath Wettimuny [Source]
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"I think one problem in Australia is coaches want to change someone's natural style. I'm more of the Sri Lankan mindset because players like Ajantha Mendis, Lasith Malinga and Muttiah Muralitharan would never have made it if a coach said they cannot bowl like they do. So, I like to work on the kid's natural style and while I might tweak it I won't change them because kids need their individual style."
Steve Waugh [Source]
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"It was really Lahiru Thirimanne and Dinesh Chandimal who were groomed to fill their shoes at no. 3 and no. 4. Of course, you can see there's still a long way to go before they can fill those shoes."
Jerome Jayaratne [Source]
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"I think Sri Lanka's fast-bowling stocks are pretty underrated to be honest"
Brendon McCullum [Source]
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"They are a pretty young team, but I think they've got some really talented players within their ranks. Sri Lanka seem to have the knack of being able to unveil some really exciting prospects"
Brendon McCullum [Source]
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"I have a very strong belief if we give Michael about four to six months he can turn things around. He has got the players to sign documents like signing a contract that they need to reach desired targets in particular time duration otherwise they are going to be in trouble. "
Jerome Jayaratne [Source]
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