Sri Lanka Cricket Quotes

"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]
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"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



"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]
Submitted by Che



"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]
Submitted by Short-Leg



"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]
Submitted by Gavin



"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]
Submitted by Short-Leg