Mahela Jayawardena declines role in Sri Lankan team management at World Cup

Mahela Jayawardena

Weeks after guiding Mumbai Indians to their fourth IPL title–his second in three seasons as head coach, Mahela Jayawardene–the legendary former Sri Lanka skipper says he declined an offer to be a part of Sri Lanka’s World Cup campaign due to cricket politics.

In an Exclusive Interview with the Sunday Times he also shares his expert views on Sri Lanka’s chances, the raw deal Lasith Malinga received and how cricket politics ruined the careers of two promising Sri Lankan cricketers–Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal.

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  1. I am afraid we are just cursed with the same cows who run this country messing around in cricket! How sad is to when you have a chap like Mahela but we cannot get him or make use of him yet the IPL has given him a role with no experience and he has already won two cups! Just how idiotic are the folks as SLC that they cannot even get Mahela to play a role. As I said we are cursed with politicians who have no idea how to run a country or cricket.

    I said at the time that Hathu shouldn’t take the tole as in the end he would fall out with the cows and my call to Mahela don’t even come close UNLESS he is given full authority to fix the set up and this would require to take out politics and the 147 votes etc. That should be the only basis he should come in else he should stay out.