Fans turn hostile after heavy defeat

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A section of Sri Lankan fans turned hostile and resorted to shouting slogans outside the Sri Lankan team bus after the team suffered a heavy nine wicket defeat against India, with 21 overs to spare at Dambulla on Sunday.

Around 50 fans gathered behind the bus as the players were about to board and began chanting "We want our cricket back." "Bring back brand of cricket we played in 1996."

Riot police had to intervene to clear the fans before the team members boarded the bus and headed towards the team hotel.

 

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  • Yeti Monday, 21 August 2017 09:31 AM

    Is this the beginning of the end of Sri Lanka cricket?

    dulan Monday, 21 August 2017 09:35 AM

    Another first in Sri Lanka

    johan Monday, 21 August 2017 09:37 AM

    Select best players from each province and bring into the National Team.There should not be any dirty politics behind cricket.

    Suresh Tuesday, 22 August 2017 01:23 PM

    yes being Indian fan I dont like one sided game.what happened to sanat jaya Surya,Mahela Jayawardhane, Mutthaiah Murlidharan?Moreover dropping catches is like eating peanuts.even now SL has best players but not coordinated effort Mathews good player but not complete fit,Lot young talent give them chance by rotation .SL team means erstwhile Clive Llyod team where is that team ?Catches win matches.just one bright feilding can take away the opposition to losing side

    Suresh Tuesday, 22 August 2017 01:23 PM

    yes being Indian fan I dont like one sided game.what happened to sanat jaya Surya,Mahela Jayawardhane, Mutthaiah Murlidharan?Moreover dropping catches is like eating peanuts.even now SL has best players but not coordinated effort Mathews good player but not complete fit,Lot young talent give them chance by rotation .SL team means erstwhile Clive Llyod team where is that team ?Catches win matches.just one bright feilding can take away the opposition to losing side

    dave Monday, 21 August 2017 09:48 AM

    Yes. right... Limit of tolerance is over. ... Everyday losing but players are being paid and get money in different ways. They do not have responsibility they rather fashion designer, actors, singers.

    ashan Monday, 21 August 2017 10:00 AM

    If you wanted cricket you'd be happy with the game. it's because you need a reason for waking up that you want a perfect team.

    Thilanga Monday, 21 August 2017 10:08 AM

    Thilanga sumathipala should leave. he has made this a business and why cannot anyone see this? He is another Ravi K - has destroyed and will keep doing, but no one will see until the last minute...

    Ronnie Bugger Monday, 21 August 2017 10:11 AM

    Too many cooks have spoiled the soup, as the saying go.Remove the chief Kokiya alias Sports Minister before anything else and send back Gurusinghe to where he came from.

    malij Monday, 21 August 2017 06:08 PM

    Correction: in this case it is "too many crooks".

    nick Monday, 21 August 2017 10:11 AM

    part of the blame should go to mahela sanga & dilshan for just leaving like that not thinking of the team & been selfish via DM Android App

    USG Monday, 21 August 2017 12:30 PM

    Nick, These guys did their part

    REEZ Tuesday, 22 August 2017 05:13 PM

    Don't talk bullshit like Arjuna. They played their part and retired respectfully. What can they do when the new players under performing.

    REEZ Tuesday, 22 August 2017 05:16 PM

    Can you blame Viv Richards,Clive Lloyd and the team for the present West Indies.

    Arnold Monday, 21 August 2017 10:13 AM

    For the next match send the army team instead.

    Harry Monday, 21 August 2017 04:34 PM

    Arnold - Guess few MPs would be better as they are better in doing what's not in their duties

    SAM SPARROW Monday, 21 August 2017 10:15 AM

    Fans have already lost their patience. Thank God it's started in Dhambulla. They are the true fans with the real care on the team unlike all the fancy drama kings in Colombo

    ceylon Monday, 21 August 2017 10:17 AM

    See the how uncivilized is these dirty people. in sports win or lose must accept evenly. These people are not sport lovers. via DM Android App

    Rasheed Monday, 21 August 2017 11:25 AM

    There is limit for patient, these things happens when you have uncivilised Board and selectors.

    sinhabahu Monday, 21 August 2017 10:31 AM

    It is quite obvious that the fans got angry over poor performance's of SL team.There is a limit for any madness as some says.Even the indian national's have quoted via web pages ' why the selectors have sent Angelo Mathews way down the batting order to bat with amateurs? ' Selection committee should resign immediately to pave the way to a better people to do this job.

    CITIZEN Monday, 21 August 2017 12:57 PM

    Mr. Ceylon, There is a limit of losing the games man, we are very civilized citizens, not like Indians burning the pictures of players or attacking the homes, we never do like that.But very shame losing matched like this, if there is an nail biting game then we can accept, but this is humiliating defeat match by match, what a shame.I feel some thing wrong some where, SLC board must change, sport minister must take a quick decision in this regard, other wise, let PM or President handle this issue too.

    Shukri Monday, 21 August 2017 01:09 PM

    If you're not willing to fail,You're not ready to Succeed.Don't copy Indian mentality. Cricket is not all about, it's just game, People who are playing dricket making money from it.

    Tony A Monday, 21 August 2017 02:28 PM

    For the love of sport, will the entire SLC board and itsadministrators resign and allow the govt to appoint aninterim committee to look after the affairs of SLC untila permanent solution is found. May sanity prevail.

    nick Monday, 21 August 2017 04:09 PM

    USG they have not spent enough time in grooming the young blood they just left without a prior advance notice which led the young blood to continue with no one to look for of coz there are few seniors at the moment but those are not very good ones gurusin is one the main reason for this when a decent coach was changing things around gurusin was trying to act like ravi sasthri ultimately its a flop via DM Android App

    Kumara Monday, 21 August 2017 05:17 PM

    Grooming young players is not the job of other players. It is the job of selectors, coaches. Why blame sanga, mahela and dilshan? They did their part in bringing victories to the team by playing.

    Snowy Monday, 21 August 2017 05:08 PM

    Yes, hoot nanny hoot. The best medicine for bellies.

    Ajja Monday, 21 August 2017 05:31 PM

    It High time HE the President to intervene as Sports Minister too lethargic to take action against the Board or Players.Some thing has to be done quickly if not by next world cup we may be at the rock bottom in the list with Afghanistan above us

    Modaya Monday, 21 August 2017 05:42 PM

    This is what happens the Gentleman's game is watched by idiots.

    Joseph Monday, 21 August 2017 05:45 PM

    Attacking the wrong lot. The rot is in the administration . They should be chased away.

    UK_Sri_lankan Monday, 21 August 2017 06:03 PM

    bring back Arjuna and his team of 1996...except of course Guru !

    sar Monday, 21 August 2017 06:22 PM

    Srilankan team is letting us down again and again, so what is our cricket board telling us is, in 20million people we can't find enough better players? kick those players who are not in shape, only one work for them to do, play hard for the country if they are not giving 100% kick them out and get those who will give 100%, be open to island wide players, without race barriers get them abord. we stand as one when it comes to CRICKET, there are quite a few murali, de silva, sangakara and etc. Build a strong team, rest of the fatty lazy ones should in bench and learn the lesson.

    Citizen Monday, 21 August 2017 06:51 PM

    Play Chamari Atapattu in the men's team

    Srian Tuesday, 22 August 2017 12:49 PM

    Great Idea!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Sincere Monday, 21 August 2017 07:04 PM

    The problem sure be due to biscuits in the dressing rooms!

    nick Monday, 21 August 2017 07:04 PM

    Kumara dont forget when sanga mahela dilshan joined there decent seniors who guided them which let then to success eventually anyway they will not admit it now via DM Android App

    Dee Monday, 21 August 2017 08:40 PM

    From taste in vehicles to behaviour. We are showing all signs of becoming another India!

    Hubert Monday, 21 August 2017 08:50 PM

    God will look the other way when Jayasuriya Sumathipala together

    Upul Monday, 21 August 2017 09:26 PM

    This is terrible, failure after failure. The entire cricket board should be asked to resign, if not sacked, and get a capable lot who are not money minded but true patriotic cricket enthusiasts to govern the SL cricket board. This has to be the criteria for the players too.

    Janaka Monday, 21 August 2017 10:36 PM

    I think Gurusinghe is eating too much of biscut and he is not worried about the team. Kick him out first and send him from where he came. Recall the old manager's or team selectorsback.

    Sambo Tuesday, 22 August 2017 11:58 AM

    The spectators are correct. Why pay money to watch this type of cricket. With this type of players the spectators should be paid to watch this type of low quality cricket.


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