Sri Lanka Cricket Quotes

"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

"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