Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara, who scored 28, 016 runs across formats in a career spanning 15 years, feels the lack of structure back home is preventing the special players from becoming world-beaters.
“They just need to have less chaos around them, less noise around them. The best facilities to train in, the most secure environment within which to play, consistent selection policies, a much, much better, more refined, more competitive domestic structure, a huge amount of planning in terms of how the pathway of cricket development in Sri Lanka reflects the requirement of the international game and the international side,” he told Sportstar […] Talking about a complete renovation in the board and the structure, Sangakkara added, “People are always very, very stubborn. You can have very set ways and set ideas and sometimes ego also gets in the way. The best way is to be realistic and understand that it is not about you, it is about the future of the sport in Sri Lanka and the future of the cricketers in Sri Lanka and also the fans.”
Sangakkara feels the lack of structure back home is preventing the special players from becoming superstars. “It’s not just frustrating, it is also sometimes a little sad. When I watched the players who played in this particular World Cup, they are amazingly talented. Players who can go on to become world-beaters. We need those players to flourish, and we are holding them back. You see the fans getting frustrated, they are on an emotional roller coaster. You need to think about them. It is time to really take stock, be very realistic and honest, and see how best we can change.”