Sri Lanka Cricket Quotes

"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]
Submitted by Short-Leg



"Hi guys. Am absolutely thrilled to announce that my wife Christina & I had a beautiful baby daughter on Tuesday Dec. 3rd."
Mahela Jayawardene [Source]
Submitted by Short-Leg



"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]
Submitted by Gavin



"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



"Sachithra is the best T20 spinner we have at the moment and anyway he would be in our playing XI. So with just four matches left before the T20 World Cup in Bangladesh, we want to give a couple of more chances to other players like Seekkuge Prasanna and Ramith Rambukwella. If Sachithra is not there, Ramith is our next best choice."
Dinesh Chandimal [Source]
Submitted by Gavin



"When I decided to call it quits, it took me around three days to decide. At that point of time, I was an insurance broker, a businessman, part-time politician."
Arjuna Ranatunga [Source]
Submitted by Short-Leg



"In Sri Lanka Cricket, most of the administrators are appointed with blessings of president."
Arjuna Ranatunga [Source]
Submitted by Short-Leg



"When you open, at least one of the openers should be aggressive, otherwise the bowlers will get on top. When you get a loose ball you must not think that it is the first ball of the innings but hit it for four. You must put the pressure back on the bowler even if it is in a Test match. You need to score fast if you want to create situations to win. After I became an opener, I proved that being aggressive I created many opportunities for my team to win. If you take any Test side today, one of the openers plays aggressive cricket. That has become the norm today."
Tillakaratne Dilshan [Source]
Submitted by Merlin



"I have taken this decision to allow Sri Lanka Cricket to groom another youngster in my place. I was to announce my retirement after the Zimbabwe Test series but unfortunately the tour was postponed."
Tillakaratne Dilshan [Source]
Submitted by Hilal



"There is a likelihood of T.M. Dilshan retiring from the longer version of the game after the Pakistan series. So we have to be ready."
Sanath Jayasuriya [Source]
Submitted by Gavin



"To tell you the truth, it is a massive disappointment. Recently we lost out on Tests in West Indies and then the home series against South Africa. That, I would say, is a big drawback."
Rangana Herath [Source]
Submitted by Short-Leg