SL cricket runs by bad people,ICC should go after them:Arjuna

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Even as the current crop of Sri Lankan cricketers struggle against India in the ongoing Test series, former captain Arjuna Ranatunga has lashed out at the current administration, saying that the sport in the country is being run by people with 'bad reputation' and ‘the ICC should go after such people instead of going after small players’, News 18 reported.

During an exclusive chat with News18, Ranatunga said that he would write to Sri Lanka's Prime Minister soon and seek government intervention to improve the standards of the game in the country.

"I don't want to watch Sri Lankan cricket anymore because the people who are running it are bad people. Their family business is gambling. If such people administer Cricket, what will happen to the game? All of us know what happens. The ICC should go after such people instead of going after small players. I request the ICC. Sri Lankan Cricket is in a bad shape because of people with bad reputation running it. It can't go on like this forever," Ranatunga said during a telephonic conversation.

It was under Ranatunga's captaincy that Sri Lanka stunned the world by winning the 1996 World Cup and started their journey to becoming a powerhouse in international cricket. Currently a cabinet minister of Petroleum and National Development, Ranatunga is ready to provide his service to clean up the current mess.

"I have nothing against them. They are my boys. They are good. They need a good guidance and clean administration. I am concerned about the future of cricket and cricketers".

"If the President and Prime Minister want me to head an interim board, I will do that. I will offer my services. I can clean it up," the former chairman of Sri Lanka Cricket said.

Ranatunga, who played 93 Tests scoring 5,105 runs, and 269 ODIs accumulating 7,456 runs, recently told a Sri Lankan daily that cricketers and cricket administrators were more worried about earnings, foreign trips and perks rather than commitment of winning for the country.

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  • Jonson Saturday, 05 August 2017 05:16 PM

    Then which government organisations are run by clean hands or good people via DM Android App

    Worried Saturday, 05 August 2017 06:06 PM

    You are absolutely right Captain Cool. You were also given an opportunity before to lead the SLC. But you did not prove your mettle. If given the task to you once again all your cronies including your siblings would devour the board further and ruin the little cricket that is left. We can't let you do what you did at the Port. The SLC should be led free of politics and run by professionals like some of the boards of the developed countries.

    John Black Saturday, 05 August 2017 06:07 PM

    Pot calling the kettle black

    TONY Saturday, 05 August 2017 06:41 PM

    AR. CAN YOU PLS STOP GOING BEHIND THE ADMIN. AFTER CRICKET IS A GAME OF UNCERTAINTIES

    rajiv Saturday, 05 August 2017 07:48 PM

    People seem to be not having brains, who will provide a spinning track to play against the worlds best spinners when our team does not have proper spinners.

    George Harry Monday, 07 August 2017 12:30 AM

    When you were on the board way back in 80s it was in a SEVERE stage now it is seeming BAD, that's it.


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