Our fielding standard has gone down since a foreigner was replaced by a Sri Lankan. Especially since our bowling is not up to the mark, it is paramount to
make up fpr it in the field. Today in the all important 2nd final, we have dropped six catches and have hardly taken any runouts compared to other teams.
In batting too now we have a Sri Lankan whereas earlier we had a foreign assistant coach. The present batting coach it is who called the chairman of selectors the Joker among the Muppets. These two coaches are too familiar with the team and cannot command respect.
SLC have no money having squandered it by building two new stadiums and the corrupt Nishantha going on 40 overseas trips.
In the interest of our cricket, the authorities need to reduce expenditure and find foreign coaches.
Even a Sports psychologist is a necessity as we tend to panic at crucial stages.
Ranjan Rodrigo, Sydney.