Sri Lanka Cricket Quotes

"It's a bit of a change in mentality and technique. Finding new aspects to your game is a very necessary thing to do. What you viewed as risky before - you need to change that attitude and really embrace the change. Technically you have to adjust very slightly, to try and open up those areas to score in. Maybe you have to alter your stance and move around the crease a bit more and find different ways to impart touch or find another way to get power into the ball. There are various ways you can do it, but you can't suddenly open up all areas and score differently, you need to have a solid base and build an innings before you can exploit that new kind of shot-making. As a side we've embraced that philosophy under Graham [Ford], and it's been really good."
Kumar Sangakkara [Source]
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"Even though New Zealand series was half washed out, I thought we got some decent cricket. We had our domestic tournament. We had good match practice. The boys showed it in the Twenty20 series. We are in a positive frame to do well in the one-day series as well."
Angelo Mathews [Source]
Submitted by Jagath Perera



"We are over the moon. We keep our No. 1 rankings and it's a matter of great delight."
Dinesh Chandimal [Source]
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"The committee took the decision [of firing Geoff Marsh] at that time, and it was the right one for Sri Lanka cricket."
Ashley de Silva (CEO of Sri Lanka Cricket) [Source]
Submitted by Gavin



"We don’t have funds for any development projects. Unless we get support from outside, we cannot hope to have infrastructure development."
Nuski Mohamed (SLC treasurer) [Source]
Submitted by Gavin



"We have asked [the ICC] for a loan of $8 million to settle our loans with Bank of Ceylon. We have a meeting with the ICC in late January, in Dubai, so we'll have to wait and see what their response is. So far it has been positive."
Nishantha Ranatunga [Source]
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"Having worked closely with Dilshan during my time with the Sri Lankan squad, I was very keen to get him to the [Sydney] Thunder this season."
Chandika Hathurusingha [Source]
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"I have watched the success of the BBL, and to have a chance to play in it and test myself against some of the best players in the world is extremely exciting."
Ajantha Mendis [Source]
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"Hi guys. Am absolutely thrilled to announce that my wife Christina & I had a beautiful baby daughter on Tuesday Dec. 3rd."
Mahela Jayawardene [Source]
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"Mr. Rixon responded indicating that the package disclosed to him was not attractive enough for him to consider. ln order to pursue the matter further, SLC requested him to indicate an amount of his expectation. However, there was no response from Mr. Rixon to-date."
Sri Lanka Cricket [Source]
Submitted by Gavin



"What happened with Geoff Marsh would have been one of the things that played on my mind. I've also talked to a lot of Sri Lankan players and the fact that they don't get paid when they're meant to be paid. The administration has had their share of controversies, and a number of things."
Steve Rixon [Source]
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"Sri Lanka Cricket sent me a contract which was really embarrassing, I have to say, because it was so poor. I'm the assistant coach of Australia, and I get more staying with that job than on the contract they sent through. It was really quite embarrassing for an international coach."
Steve Rixon [Source]
Submitted by Gavin