Sri Lanka Cricket Quotes

"The media has often stretched its hand, for the greater good of cricket and cricketers. Journalists' views were always a priority to me. Whether praise or criticism, it had equal weight on me, to subject myself for correction, but the wide compliments they gave me at times of achievements, were absolutely soothing. I was not the outgoing type and only had thin links to the media, but the honourable gentlemen of this esteemed profession have penned with nobility, to seat the deserving in the slots they deserve. I am one such beneficiary. With my cap out and the bat raised high, I acknowledge their service, with my fullest tributes."
Thilan Samaraweera [Source]
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"I may not have retired so early if the Test series against West Indies and South Africa had not been postponed..."
Thilan Samaraweera [Source]
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"When I was at the IPL, I didn’t get to play many matches, so I had a lot of time in the nets, and that’s where I learnt to perfect my back-of-the-hand slower ball."
Nuwan Kulasekara [Source]
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"If player-managers interfere with selections they can only do it through players that they manage. So basically if anyone says that my player-manager was involved in selection manipulation in my time as captain that is actually a question on my integrity, which is very disturbing."
Kumar Sangakkara [Source]
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"I can’t think of a bigger upset in 40 years of Women’s World Cup cricket"
Alison Mitchell [Source]
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"You don’t play World Cup matches in your country and end up with a colossal financial loss! This is ridiculous."
Neil Perera [Source]
Submitted by Hilal



"... with two politicians now on the selection panel and the with no moves having been taken to cut the sports minister out of the selection process, superficially, politics has become even more embedded in cricket administration."
Andrew Fernando [Source]
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"I became a cricketer before I became a politician. I have represented the country at the highest level for two decades playing more than 100 Tests and 400 ODIs. I did not parachute here by chance thanks to some political influence. I have played the game and I have enough reason to believe that I am more than qualified to hold this post. It is obvious to everyone that this is not a political appointment. But if someone is keen to find some issue to discredit me or the government, then only they will see it that way"
Sanath Jayasuriya [Source]
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"We are blessed to have such a talented crop of youngsters coming through the ranks and making their mark. They have proved that they are more than capable of filling the boots of their illustrious seniors who did the country proud with their skills. There is no shortage of talent. The issue is tapping them correctly"
Sanath Jayasuriya [Source]
Submitted by Sujan



"After this series, I'll sit down with my wife and family and discuss when I'm going to finish Test cricket - (the Test in Sydney) might be my last outside of Sri Lanka."
Tillakaratne Dilshan [Source]
Submitted by Jagath Perera



"One-dayers, definitely I am going to play until 2015. I'm not sure how long I'm going to play Test cricket. After this series I'm going to take the decision."
Tillakaratne Dilshan [Source]
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"I think Chandimal is going to be a very, very good prospect for Sri Lanka. I think he is a very solid batsman, also an exciting batsman, who's very attacking and very dominating. He's shown the character and ability to withstand tough conditions. Mentally, he will mature in the next year or so and we'll see the best of him."
Kumar Sangakkara [Source]
Submitted by Gavin