Inquiry into Malinga’s behaviour

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Sri Lanka Cricket has initiated an inquiry into Lasith Malinga’s behavior, after the fast bowling star confronted the media during the two days of the ‘contract crisis’, an SLC official said.

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  • Peace Wednesday, 06 March 2013 03:52 AM

    Rastiyadhu kaarayak... lanka team ekata

    Fayad Wednesday, 06 March 2013 03:54 AM

    Gentleman's game should be played by gentleman
    uncivilized, uneducated idiots are ruining game for money

    weere Wednesday, 06 March 2013 08:11 AM

    we lost the T20 world cup due to his expensive overs

    cricket fan Tuesday, 05 March 2013 12:00 AM

    very good for him via DM Android App

    Fair N Square Wednesday, 06 March 2013 08:13 AM

    why apology? he has a right to be "himself" Paparazzi can mess people up. He may have been in a dilemna at the time the mediaman shoved the mic on his face.

    Princess Diana too had to put up with this kind of paparazzi and the ultimate... She was killed...

    Shame on you MEDIA, try doing this to a politician.. IF ya'll have the GUTS......

    Ann Wednesday, 06 March 2013 03:59 AM

    Class and gentleman-like behaviour are two things money cannot buy

    Rubert Vanderkoon Wednesday, 06 March 2013 08:14 AM

    Educated ones do play this game as well??

    wicket keeper Wednesday, 06 March 2013 12:00 AM


    MountainLion Wednesday, 06 March 2013 04:00 AM

    The media should black list this fellow. These guys do not know that it is the media that makes or breaks a person. Sheer ignorance.

    mervyn perera Wednesday, 06 March 2013 04:01 AM

    Boys will be boys. If Ministers children can misbehave what is wrong with what Malinga said. It is the cricketers hard money that the Politicos are having all their tamashas and fun. The media mafia should not haunt these hard workiing cricketers who are mostly village boys. Well said Malinga.

    Inextricible Tuesday, 05 March 2013 12:00 AM

    All SL cricket Players should know that they have gain status because of the country.Also they should realise that they are earning abu 40 lakhs per month because of innocent people who are coming to see the matches by spending money though they are peniless. Malinga,If u are denided by your countrie's fans u'd be like a chewd chewingum. If you are denided by your countrie's Cricket board,u ?d probably play 3 years for Ambani's family.then u'll be dismissed like a old horse.U just throughly keep that point in your mind. via DM Android App

    DXB Wednesday, 06 March 2013 04:01 AM

    who is boyse?

    suri Thursday, 07 March 2013 05:32 AM

    Malinga will be like Marawin.

    Malik Wednesday, 06 March 2013 12:00 AM

    @ Des :ur ryt.3rd class people . via DM Android App

    The cool guy Wednesday, 06 March 2013 04:03 AM

    Even if we didn't get our monthly salary on time we will also behave like this. Its just a common man's feeling. Just because he is a celebrity it has turn into a big issue. And the cricket board is trying to use this to take revenge on Malinga. Just leave it.

    Rubert Vanderkoon Wednesday, 06 March 2013 08:20 AM

    There are other boys with dollars but the difference is the class!

    Dilrukshi Wednesday, 06 March 2013 08:21 AM

    Good comment

    Suresh Wednesday, 06 March 2013 04:07 AM

    yes Who cares about the media. who is there to expose them.
    people are jealous about his money and fame. We know the quality (third class) of the TV channel which is repeatedly telecasting the video clip of Malinga's reaction

    Jim Kuru Wednesday, 06 March 2013 04:11 AM

    No sport'sman ship. Behave like a animal

    srilankan Tuesday, 05 March 2013 12:00 AM

    he should be chased out.hes a bad example to youngsters. via DM Android App

    Garan Wednesday, 06 March 2013 04:13 AM

    now he became Mumbai bhai, forgetting his motherland. Mukesh Ambhani money doing the trick....

    Cobra Wednesday, 06 March 2013 01:17 AM

    You said it- to hell with the likes of Malinga!!!

    Criclover Wednesday, 06 March 2013 04:15 AM

    true... but in SL only for the politician's boys

    awesome truth Wednesday, 06 March 2013 12:00 AM

    this is his true color. however his hair color is not rela either.. via DM Android App

    Jay Wednesday, 06 March 2013 04:20 AM

    At very young age these guys have earned lot of money, this is the cause of their arrogant behaviour. They are spoilt and should not represent Sri Lanka.

    MAN Wednesday, 06 March 2013 10:39 AM

    Malinga you are Fine,,, your talent your energy nobody can take that.. Democratic principals never allow that... Any way you are not a naked son of a minister or murderer, rapist, thug... well done .. only papparazi media do things like that..

    Lucky Weeramantry Thursday, 07 March 2013 11:21 AM

    Just A Slip Of the Tongue.

    Bumblebee Wednesday, 06 March 2013 06:12 AM

    well said..!

    Pearly Thursday, 07 March 2013 05:51 AM

    Malinga got the bucks but no class!!!! Stop him from IPL or any form of cricket for that matter and see how will come crashing down to earth.

    Nalin Wednesday, 06 March 2013 04:23 AM

    IPL Una

    kols Wednesday, 06 March 2013 06:12 AM

    shame on you ...

    Podi Banda Wednesday, 06 March 2013 04:25 AM

    One call from BCCI, who is his true owner will stop all disciplinary actions..

    Andy Wednesday, 06 March 2013 10:44 AM

    look you cant make a judgement about some one on following incident, everyone has their worse days. let"s not forget we all do mistakes and btw Im not saying he is right, but forgive and move on.

    Mara kaiya Wednesday, 06 March 2013 10:44 AM

    Leave this young man alone. I can see that there are lot of jealous people writing here. You guys are only "keyboard heros" and cannot play cricket like Lasith Malinga.

    cricket without balls Wednesday, 06 March 2013 12:00 AM

    The arrogance of those who have forgotten where they came from. He did not make cricket. Cricket made him. I was a huge fan of him.But no more. via DM Android App

    Rasheedomar Wednesday, 06 March 2013 04:34 AM

    Only Kelaniya King can blast the Media.

    mikee Wednesday, 06 March 2013 06:19 AM

    Beach boy turned cricketer. This is a pedigree issue.

    DAVID JONES Wednesday, 06 March 2013 10:48 AM



    jayantha silva Wednesday, 06 March 2013 02:19 AM

    Why single out Malinga ? This is the trend in the country set by the 'rulers '. Boyse will be boyse .

    Trevin Mendis Wednesday, 06 March 2013 04:41 AM

    Remove him from the team. The most important thing is the discipline. There' much more good bowlers playing for club cricket, who doesn't get a opportunity to show their talents. These people had nothing, and became a start suddenly.

    ApeyRata Wednesday, 06 March 2013 04:42 AM

    Besides this we have also lost recent matches because of Malinga full tosses, of course we have won matches also with his yorkers. 50:50

    Packeer Wednesday, 06 March 2013 04:43 AM

    boys are boys

    raja Wednesday, 06 March 2013 04:45 AM

    Noogath minisunta onawata wediye salli athata lebunama mula amathakawenawa.

    Wijesinghe Wednesday, 06 March 2013 04:47 AM

    SL cricket fans make me laugh. one lost match or one wrong statement, cricketers are the most hated people in the country.

    weere Tuesday, 05 March 2013 11:47 AM

    boys with dollars

    Sam Wednesday, 06 March 2013 08:49 AM

    Malinga is playing for Sri Lanka. But the media is not representing Sri Lanka. So we need Malinga not the media. Why don't any one talk about how the media insulted Malinga few days back in Derana. So why can't he show his anger. WELL DONE LASITH

    Hinni Dharme Thursday, 07 March 2013 07:56 AM


    Bumblebee Wednesday, 06 March 2013 04:51 AM

    Beginning of and End

    Mushi Tuesday, 05 March 2013 12:00 AM

    was he drunkard at that time to behave like that? Cricket is gentlemen's game Malinga. via DM Android App

    Kumar Wednesday, 06 March 2013 04:53 AM

    The media must have asked him some unnecessary question to provoke him...That's all !

    Burul Wednesday, 06 March 2013 06:35 AM

    ..and dollars with boys ...

    Api sallita, salli apita..

    Wijesinghe Wednesday, 06 March 2013 04:55 AM

    All those who blame malinga, haven't you ever said the wrong thing when you're angry? haven't you ever snapped at someone when you're in a bad mood? remember guys, these are just sportsmen. and cricket is their game. not diplomacy. one angry statement at a journalist (btw whose conduct we know nothing of) doesn't erase years of service to the country.

    Burul Wednesday, 06 March 2013 06:36 AM

    Aney naughty chuchchiya !

    Nawfal Wednesday, 06 March 2013 04:56 AM

    First of all he is not contributing to test cricket. I don't understand
    the reason to keep him in the team. one day matches are gambling and 20/20 are virus cricket. If SL board not take action this follow by other cricketers.

    Praneeth Wednesday, 06 March 2013 06:36 AM

    Malinga was unnecessarily criticized by a reporter over a media channel recently. Any individual has the right to do whatever he/she wishes in life and it is same with Malinga too. It is his decision not to play Test Cricket and he must be having his own reasons for that.

    In USA or Europe, if the press resorts to sort of action, certainly there will be a case of Deformation against the press and I think it’s time for people in SL also to take legal action against Press for unnecessarily looking into personal affairs of individuals.

    Reporting must be “Responsible & Constructive Criticism” but not “Irresponsible & Destructive Garbage” – but this in no way an approval of Malinga’s abrasive behavior as he is a “Sporting Legend & an Ambassador of Sports” thus must be thoughtful in his conduct.

    Burul Wednesday, 06 March 2013 06:37 AM

    impotent or important ?

    Des Tuesday, 05 March 2013 11:50 AM

    they might have money but no quality..third class people

    geetha anty Tuesday, 05 March 2013 11:50 AM

    don't worry malliya. oyata mang innawaney...

    Roshan Wednesday, 06 March 2013 04:58 AM


    Marlon Tuesday, 05 March 2013 11:52 AM

    Very good! Malinga is just being an arrogant brat! After all, has he forgotten that the media brought him the fame that he languishes in today? His behavior is a shameful display of the attitude problems he's got!

    Ananda Seneviratne Wednesday, 06 March 2013 06:40 AM

    I saw this particular outburst from Malinga on TV and it is disgusting! He clearly showed his third class sportsmanship and from now on he is out of my best cricket players club! I have never seen any first class cricketers talk to media of your own country before. Shame Malinga! You are shame for the BMW you drives too!

    mahipala Wednesday, 06 March 2013 08:54 AM

    saw the video but you are much better than SL politicians. you guys earn lot but do not take bribes and destroy the country.

    roshan Wednesday, 06 March 2013 05:01 AM

    He was a neigbour to Mervin the foul mouth

    Kondebandapucheena Tuesday, 05 March 2013 11:56 AM

    Let's think SL cricket without him,He belongs to Mumbai Indians and Ambani Family.

    Real Peace Wednesday, 06 March 2013 05:02 AM

    How much does he earn in a year?

    sumedha Tuesday, 05 March 2013 12:00 AM

    bloody fool via DM Android App

    ayya Wednesday, 06 March 2013 12:00 AM

    there is no special thing in the country. now malinga made a head line to speak. most of the people forgot already what mali did for the country. i can remember what did in MCG with mathews. this can be a small weakness of him. because they have to focus on cricket not to handdle media. im in Mali's side...i salute him not media. via DM Android App

    newguy Wednesday, 06 March 2013 06:53 AM

    think he will be needing a panel of advisers before talk,like mervyn silva.

    nicky karunarathna Wednesday, 06 March 2013 05:04 AM

    What can we do - boys are boys. When money come to the till unimaginable propotions, where it was dream some years ago and top of that fame. People go mad. It is of course human psychological dymentions. Just put a pat on the back and say - you are a jolly good fellow and sing the song!

    Muhammad Tuesday, 05 March 2013 12:00 AM

    Even thouugh malinga is little proud of his current statuts, we still forgive & love him for his charactor in the cricket field. via DM Android App

    Sen Tuesday, 05 March 2013 12:01 PM

    Boys.? D** with dollars....

    Saman Wednesday, 06 March 2013 03:05 AM

    boys will be boys

    Shamic Wednesday, 06 March 2013 05:05 AM

    It is all about professionalism not about politics...

    surain Wednesday, 06 March 2013 09:01 AM

    today media also behave like toddlers

    kuma Wednesday, 06 March 2013 07:02 AM

    Sack him to prevent new commers

    hb Wednesday, 06 March 2013 03:11 AM

    When will SLC do the inquiry into gross irregularities done during the world cup tickets sales?

    Bodu Bala Sena Wednesday, 06 March 2013 05:08 AM

    It is not cricket Malinga. It was frustrating to see you display sheer arrogance.

    Dilrukshi Wednesday, 06 March 2013 07:02 AM

    One day he will realize his mistakes. Don't blame all the time.

    mack Wednesday, 06 March 2013 12:00 AM

    watching what he said on tv it's not that bad as how certain politicians talk to media men.even robe there camera equipment via DM Android App

    KONDAYA Wednesday, 06 March 2013 07:03 AM

    he should be suspended for bangaladesh series and it should be given to a young player

    zaid Wednesday, 06 March 2013 12:00 AM

    Mr. Keheliya's quote, Fast bowlers will be fast bowlers. via DM Android App

    Rathgama Gonibilla Tuesday, 05 March 2013 12:05 PM

    Yakko mama katadha baya?

    sira Tuesday, 05 March 2013 12:05 PM

    oh..! malinga is more impotent to us than media

    Kondebandapucheena Tuesday, 05 March 2013 12:05 PM

    Even we lost all the matches we need players with human qualities This person don't have that

    unchikun Tuesday, 05 March 2013 12:05 PM

    Law upbringing?

    Bogambara Tuesday, 05 March 2013 05:34 PM

    Those days Cricket is gentlemens' game. Sorbers,Frank Worrel, Clive LLoyd,Bradman, Tony Greg, Vivian Richards, Madugalle, Wettamuni, Walsh are few of them. Now cricket is not game. It is just a money making business. IPL is also responsible for this trend. Anyway Malinga should be banned for his poor and 3rd class conduct. Very bad example for school cricketers. His features & fashions are also not suitable for a cricketer. Punish him in order to teach a lesson to future Sri Lankan sportsmen.

    hb Wednesday, 06 March 2013 03:16 AM

    When a cricketer talks rudely to the media it becomes a national issue. When a ministers son and his goons attack a DIG's son and wife its brushed off as "boys will always be boys".
    -Ascharyamath Ratak-

    smart Alec Wednesday, 06 March 2013 05:14 AM

    Puwak kadapu Kollo

    Dulan de Silva Wednesday, 06 March 2013 03:16 AM

    He did not say anything so bad. He must have had a bad night with the wife

    Sammy Wednesday, 06 March 2013 07:08 AM

    All this arrogance is 'money talking'. The cultured amongst this lot do not talk like that.

    Tw Tuesday, 05 March 2013 12:00 AM

    Now this is y these guys need agents, he was angry and provoked. He is no politician clearly was not in a mood to speak.. Media should not have irritated him. Let him do the job he does better than any one we have that is bowl. If sri Lanka can't afford him too bad. The cricket board has lots of money to waste and the officials to rob. via DM Android App

    Dayal Joseph Tuesday, 05 March 2013 12:13 PM

    IPL money with arrogance

    meenavan Wednesday, 06 March 2013 03:20 AM

    Do not blame him.... he behaved like our politician its not miracle...?

    saradiyal Wednesday, 06 March 2013 07:20 AM

    Why this big hahoo now, when politicians do something of this nature media are mum. Whole country is following examples set by politicians and their sons.

    Impartial Wednesday, 06 March 2013 03:22 AM

    Suspend him from all forms of cricket. Then when the $$$ start to dry out he will drop back to earth.

    smart Alec Wednesday, 06 March 2013 05:17 AM

    Remember boys, Cricket is a Gentlemen's game !!

    Fayad Wednesday, 06 March 2013 05:18 AM

    His true colours

    mikee Wednesday, 06 March 2013 09:32 AM

    His despicable behavior has simply proved that he is not at all a cultured person. Perhaps, he is unaware that Cricket is a gentleman's game. One can just imagine how he would behave when he captains the team. Whatever it is, stern action should be taken against him. His actions veiled by money reveals his caliber.

    unchikun Tuesday, 05 March 2013 12:23 PM

    Sorry, low upbringing.

    Melbourne Major Wednesday, 06 March 2013 09:34 AM

    We all have bad days when we say things we later regret. Cut this boy some slack . His job is to bowl yorkers and take wickets not represent SL at UNHCR deliberations.

    stanley Mayadunne Wednesday, 06 March 2013 05:20 AM

    Even his recent performances do not warrant him a place in the Team and added to that this rowdy behavior. His behavior proves that money can't buy everything. He may be having luxurious life, but what he lacks is brain. That's the same thing which money can't buy,

    Time and again he has proved that he belongs to a lwoer class and people like this must not represent the Country. It is a shame.

    Bukka Wednesday, 06 March 2013 07:26 AM

    He is the vice captain of T20 national team and has to be a role model to our youngsters. He needs counseling and need to give an apology. If it is not comming should demote him.

    Ishan Wednesday, 06 March 2013 02:40 PM

    What? Still not inquired and punished? Why so late?

    walas mama Tuesday, 05 March 2013 12:00 AM

    IPL spoiled his fellow. Now can't help let him go to the hell. via DM Android App

    kabi Tuesday, 05 March 2013 12:25 PM

    SL team needs more quality players like Murali. He knows how to speak with others and how to play as well!!

    manjula jayawardena Wednesday, 06 March 2013 07:33 AM

    no wonder..........such a UPSTART person...............

    Lal Wednesday, 06 March 2013 07:37 AM

    Tattoo boy’s reaction to media shows his lack of education and low temperament.

    psy Tuesday, 05 March 2013 12:00 AM

    money will never bring him the good qualities.. the qualities are inheritant. sorry to say but he proved that he is a "walle kolla" with bad qualities.. via DM Android App

    Gaffoor Wednesday, 06 March 2013 05:25 AM

    Game Kolla Malinga has forgotten his Tennis Ball days! Eyama Wala Kapa Gannawa.

    Kondebandapucheena Tuesday, 05 March 2013 12:31 PM

    We Sri Lankans not behaving like IPL fans if this happen in India what would be the result.He won't be able to go home without Commandos

    ralahamy Wednesday, 06 March 2013 05:28 AM

    Media should respect the feelings of everyone. sportsmen are seasonal and they lose their prime form after a few years. So, it is natural that they try to get the maximum for their talent when it is in demand. A reporter who thrust the mike in the face of distraught person should consider the mental agony of the person. Now the whole media will hound Malinga until his life is destroyed.

    garawi Wednesday, 06 March 2013 05:30 AM

    Despite not agreeing being arrogant I cannot think if the comment 'Boys are Boys' applies here too.

    raa one Wednesday, 06 March 2013 12:00 AM

    We have lots of good habits, BUT WE DO NOT HAVE GOOD ATTITUDE AT ALL. Starts from schools. via DM Android App

    garawi Wednesday, 06 March 2013 05:33 AM

    Well , this is not a simple arrogance towards the Media. It is just frustration against the SLCC for screwing up Sri Lanka cricket. I am dead sure the rest of the team would agree with Malinga given the freedom to do so.

    Peace Wednesday, 06 March 2013 07:45 AM

    malli... poddak thada vela wage... everyone has problems... butt calm down. if you still have problems.. just get out of Sri lanka cricket. Sorry malinga.. you days are counted now

    hb Wednesday, 06 March 2013 07:54 AM

    Should a cricketer be black listed just because he was rude to the media one day, but allow politicians and corrupt officials go scott free? Let the poor guy be! He has done lot more to our country that most of the nitwits near diyawanna lake

    crz Tuesday, 05 March 2013 12:00 AM

    kolla gama kaagaththa wage via DM Android App

    Mohamed Jihaddeen Tuesday, 05 March 2013 12:38 PM

    i agree with you kabi - Murali is the true legand for whole world

    mori Tuesday, 05 March 2013 12:00 AM

    A good manner is important for any sportsman.cos they r followed by huge fans specially youngsters who r the future of our nation.SLC cricket should punish malinga.we dont need him after all he concentrate only for ambanis, via DM Android App

    shane Wednesday, 06 March 2013 12:07 PM

    hi media plz find out what happen to dig son
    coz boys will be boys......

    Sri lankan Sunday, 10 March 2013 07:07 AM

    Cricket board should have given them discipline lesson before let them play for the country.

    Ruwan Wednesday, 06 March 2013 12:00 AM

    Severe action should be taken against such behaviour, cus if not tomorrow it could happen to any other ordinary person. And let's not forget that Cricket is a game of gentlemen, SLCB should take an action if they believe in disciplinary. via DM Android App

    Ruwan Wednesday, 06 March 2013 12:00 AM

    There are plenty of young talents waiting for an opportunity to prove big. via DM Android App

    mohamed asfar Wednesday, 06 March 2013 07:59 AM

    sent him to our doctor to learn how to behave in front of media.

    Sam Samarasinghe Wednesday, 06 March 2013 08:01 AM

    Boys are Boys !!!

    AYNA Wednesday, 06 March 2013 08:03 AM


    ruchi Wednesday, 06 March 2013 12:14 PM

    I think he belongs to the Parliament.

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