Sri Lanka Cricket Quotes

"It’s not easy for young players to be consistent. There is a lot of scrutiny going on and there’s lot of competition. Once you identify talent it’s crucial to persevere with that talent."
Sanath Jayasuriya [Source]
Submitted by Gavin



"We are seriously considering our relationship with Somerset after they have failed to respond to our communications. We will take a firm decision within the next few days."
Ajit Jayasekara [Source]
Submitted by Hilal



"Udara Jayasundera was outstanding and he was consistent throughout the tournament. The other opener Shehan Jayasuriya was another one who impressed us. He is generally a carefree player. But on this tour, he tightened his game and worked the singles and he couldn’t be explosive as the conditions weren’t that conducive for batting."
Sumithra Warnakulasuriya [Source]
Submitted by Hilal



"I was quite upset that there were statements released by individuals in an official capacity, where my loyalty to the country was brought into question. The statements were made to put me at a disadvantage and to make me appear in a very bad light. Certain individuals' efforts to isolate me as a player misled the public and inflamed the issue further. Well-placed comments have twisted this into a country versus money, which it is definitely not, because this is a franchise-based tournament where franchises play franchises. It was made out to sound like I was choosing money over country."
Kumar Sangakkara [Source]
Submitted by Hilal



"We hope to rest one senior player out of the three, only in Twenty20 format as we want to give more opportunities for the youngsters in the shortest version of the game. But Sri Lanka Cricket will be hoping to get the services of those three seniors in the Test and 50-over games."
Sanath Jayasuriya [Source]
Submitted by Hilal



"I have been castigated (by SLC) and my loyalties brought into question."
Kumar Sangakkara [Source]
Submitted by Hilal



"Having a player like Sangakkara join the team is a welcome boost. Everyone knows what he is capable of, the damage he can do if you allow him to play his game. So, yes, we are extremely happy to have him joining us and we look forward to him settling in, helping us reach the final and hopefully winning the tournament."
Chris Gayle [Source]
Submitted by Jagath Perera



"I think technology in cricket is never going to be 100 per cent perfect in the next few years. It might get to a stage or it might never happen. The technology is an aid, an aid which will help to improve the decision making process. But it is not perfect, and I think everyone has got to understand that this is something to help the umpires."
Kumar Sangakkara [Source]
Submitted by Ryan



"I wanted to disturb the bowler's rhythm, that is the reason I played the 'Dilscoop' in the first over."
Tillakaratne Dilshan [Source]
Submitted by Che



"We are giving the young players a chance in this series, because it's the best chance to test them. looking ahead to the World Twenty20 in five months' time. Most probably, even in the next two matches, only two of our experienced players will take the field, so that we can give that place to a young player"
Dinesh Chandimal [Source]
Submitted by Sujan



"The South Africans struggled in the conditions here and showed they were unhappy at adopting. They were weak against our spinners. We could have easily exploited home conditions and gained advantage and could have won the series. This would have helped in our rankings leading to the 2017 Test Championship as South Africans are the No. 1 ranking Test side."
Kumar Sangakkara [Source]
Submitted by Sujan



"We like to play more Test cricket. There’s only five Test matches for us this year, I think. We would like to play more Tests and we would like to improve on our rankings as well. We would have definitely liked to play more Test cricket. We are definitely disappointed that we don’t have a Test series against a top quality team. South Africans are a high class team in whatever the format of the game, no matter where they play. We are disappointed, but that’s the reality that we have got to face."
Angelo Mathews [Source]
Submitted by Sujan