Sri Lanka Cricket Quotes

"We wonder how Malinga was in India when he had been asked to appear before the doctors in Sri Lanka on Wednesday."
Mohan de Silva [Source]
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"We are here on a mission to rebuild Sri Lankan cricket and there are lots of important role-players involved in the process. I have worked hard and rebuilt teams in the past and it is a similar situation here."
Graham Ford [Source]
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"Definitely there is a big flaw in the system. I don’t know where or how it had happened but there is and it will be a hard task to get it back in working order or in a viable condition soon. Otherwise Sri Lanka will not be in a position like this internationally today. Most players wouldn’t opt to leave the country to play county or league cricket in other countries."
Thilina Kandamby [Source]
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"All that we can do is stick to a combination and not try and change the team too much. Give them opportunity to settle down, and then try and see what they have come up with in terms of performances. Then we can take a call, as quick decisions won't solve this matter. We need to be patient."
Angelo Mathews [Source]
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"Thirimanne is the most technically sound batsman we have right now. He needs to be backed. Marvan Atapattu was still kept in the team after making six ducks, Sanath Jayasuriya was brought up the order after his repeated failures in the middle order."
Aravinda de Silva [Source]
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"After three months into the SLC election, the elected president cannot go to an International Cricket Council (ICC) meeting and the Sports Minister should take a decision regarding that. What's the point of having a president who cannot represent Sri Lanka at the ICC?"
Arjuna Ranatunga [Source]
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"There have been moments of friction between players and boards that has led to some fantastic players not playing for their country. But those are situations that can be worked on in the future and prevented by having a better understanding, rapport and communication between players and administrators as to how best to approach this relationship between international cricket and franchise cricket. Players will themselves have to understand that they can't have the whole cake and eat it too. They'll have to prioritise commitments and also be given the opportunity to maximise their earning capabilities in franchise cricket."
Kumar Sangakkara [Source]
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"Yesterday (Monday) we were all surprised when Malinga opted to step down from captaincy and sent a letter to that effect. When we inquired from Malinga what prompted him to do step down, in the presence of the assistance secretary and the four selectors he said that when he was in Dhaka, the Sports Minister, SLC president and Aravinda de Silva in his presence were discussing T20 World Cup team with a senior player for which discussion he was not invited. He mentioned that he was very upset by this episode and that is what made him send in letter to step down from captaincy. This is blatant interference by the authorities."
Kapila Wijegunawardene [Source]
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