Sri Lanka Cricket Has Become Derelict and Meaningless as a Result Of Incompetence.
Posted on February 3rd, 2017
Top Spin By Sunny
The incompetence seems to arise not from the players themselves entirely but the Chairman of Selectors and the Coach who appear to be making all the wrong choices as a result of which the team seems to be floundering and faltering like a rudderless ship.
Surely there was no reason others than personal whims and fancies and of course the hitherto unknown vendettas said to exist in the mindset of the Chairman of Selectors with some, to exclude players like Thisara Perera, Kusal Perera, Milinda Siriwardena and others who may have made a difference compared to some new players who have failed thus far despite the reality of team building after Murali, Mahela and Sangakkara etc. where the previously mentioned players could have indeed made a difference.
The coach Ford ( heaven knows what his true merits are for the position as he has done precious nothing for the team and should have been replaced long ago!) is certainly not a motivator who imparts skills in the manner of a Tom Moody or a Dav Whatmore under whom Sri Lanka flourished.
To all intents and purposes Ford ‘s a simple “chair warmer” for which he receives a fat paycheck I’m sorry to say! A Ignominy to say the least!!
Despite the reality that the likes of Angelo Mathews, Lasith Malinga, Dhammika Prasad, Dushmantha Chameera are out due to injury or personal reasons and Rangana Herath opting out of the shorter versions, players who could have made a vital difference there are players who are in fine fettle and upto the task but sadly pre – empted as Sri Lanka’s anguish continues and until the aforementioned lapses are corrected Sri Lanka will surely continue to fail.
The Coach and Chairman of Selectors are in definite need of replacement in conventional wisdom if none other and perhaps the President of the Cricket Board too is better off serving the Parliament as Deputy Speaker rather than officiating as President with no real credentials for the job whatsoever in like manner of a Donald Trump waving big bucks!!
Arjuna Ranatunga eat your heart out!
With the rest of the ODI Series looming where the T- 20 victories for Sri Lanka were a scant consolation as the opposition consisted of a virtual second string of South African players, unless drastic measures are taken such as the ones recommended, Sri Lanka are more than likely to be subjected to further defeats unless there is a resurgence of the will to win and outstanding brilliant performnces that Sri Lanka have been reputed for in the past but from where the energy will come from is left to be seen!