Sri Lanka Cricket Quotes

"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



"It pains me to no end and I am sure that's the case with those who toiled for the betterment of Sri Lankan cricket over the years and the fans. Convincing ECB to grant us more Tests was quite a battle and I am hurt that we have lost out on a three Test series next year."
Arjuna Ranatunga [Source]
Submitted by Hilal



"I think there is little or no comparison in the amounts lost. None of the board members or anyone else loses individually, but the player suffers."
Kumar Sangakkara [Source]
Submitted by Kasun Kumarasinghe



"Mathivanan has been the President of Colts for the past twelve years while I have served the club as vice president for the same length of time. However, it is also on record that Mathivanan at the last AGM thanked the membership for the support they had given him and stated that he did not intend continuing in this position and proposed the name of one Rohantha Fonseka who was a non-cricket playing member and a person who had been in the club for only four years. However when it came to this AGM, the cricket playing fraternity of the club wanted me to take over as president and the members who backed me were past cricket captains of the club like — Carlton Bernadus who is my secretary of the club, Chaminda Mendis, Chaminda Vaas, Hemantha Devapriya, Jeewantha Kulatunga, Angelo Mathews and a past captain of the women’s team. The person who said would not contest this year, wanted to come in again when he knew that I had forwarded my nomination for the post of the President, but the cricket playing membership of the Club wanted me to take over."
Nishantha Ranatunga [Source]
Submitted by Merlin