Allegations of Bias in Cricket Selections
Posted on February 7th, 2021

Palitha Mapatuna 

In the selection of teams to represent Sri Lanka in international cricket, one comes across allegations of bias in favour of a particular religion and/or cult.

Circumstantial evidence may suggest substance in these allegations (see ‘Episode 273 Salakuna of Hiru News’). 

In the light of these allegations, and to maintain public confidence, action seems necessary to prevent any possible bias through introduction of proper systems for selection of:

   – the overall governing body

   – the panel(s) selectors 

   – the pools and squads of potential players

   – the final team for a particular match.

It seems unlikely that mere tinkering with systems will restore any loss of public confidence. 

Palitha Mapatuna 

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