If anyone wants to buy time, please don’t use us - Mahela

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Former Sri Lankan Cricket Captain Mahela Jayawardane has rejected the request made by Sri Lanka Cricket selectors to be a consultant to the Sri Lanka Cricket and said that “no previous recommendations were implemented and I don’t have any trust in the system.”

“With all due respect to the selectors & the sports minister i have spent 1 year in the cricket committee & 6 months in a special advisory committee & no recommendations were implemented. I don’t have any trust in the system. If anyone wants to buy time please don’t use us!, former Sri Lankan national team captain tweeted.

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  Comments - 18

  • Christo Perera Thursday, 14 June 2018 06:47 PM

    Great stuff Mahela.

    malij Thursday, 14 June 2018 07:02 PM

    This is the result of allowing bookies to run SL Cricket. Don't know how much the bookies have contributed to the coffers of the former Sports Minister who nurtured them.

    lanka puthra Thursday, 14 June 2018 07:47 PM

    Well said Mahela, In a nut shell of SLC

    dinesh Thursday, 14 June 2018 08:09 PM

    I agree - small clarification though... who is 'us'? You and Sanga...???

    Cricketer Thursday, 14 June 2018 08:20 PM

    I Think Minister Musthafa does not know howTo run the sports ministry and the cricketBoard God Bless SL cricket Cricket in the hands of The politicians

    Sambo Thursday, 14 June 2018 08:26 PM

    So do we when it comes to our politicians. We don't have any faith in the words they utter.

    Lal Suranjith Thursday, 14 June 2018 08:36 PM

    Grate word hit the nail on the right spot

    laki Thursday, 14 June 2018 08:44 PM

    Let the former Sports Minister answer these allegations as well. He was lambasting Lasith Malinger for not giving a written complaint when a journalist asked him why he had not acted when Malinga had raised pitch fixing in one of the gatherings where all the cricketers present

    billy Thursday, 14 June 2018 08:45 PM

    The nexus between Dayasiri J

    idi Thursday, 14 June 2018 08:49 PM

    The former minister

    Yehiya Thursday, 14 June 2018 09:11 PM


    sobers Friday, 15 June 2018 08:41 AM

    Correct decision. You,Sanga and Murali will never fit in to work with a group of officials who are not suitable to hold posts in the cricket Board but fulfilling their interests.

    Ronnie Bugger Friday, 15 June 2018 09:25 AM

    I recall Mahela saying something similar some time ago. He said he will give SLC one year to implement recommendations from veterans of the game. Now even with a bonus six months added to the one year, he is quitting. Well done, Mahela.

    Lion Friday, 15 June 2018 10:18 AM

    Well said. Not only cricket we need this type of people to run this devastated country.

    Kohli Friday, 15 June 2018 10:20 AM

    Corrupted country corrupted Cricket .A revolutionary change is needed.

    Ramly Friday, 15 June 2018 10:26 AM

    With due respect i feel cricket has fallen to the last person this country and that is a politician who plays for the tune of politics. What does this politician know about the game of cricket. Now that SL is in the last positions God Bless Sri Lanka cricket.

    Vipul De Silva Friday, 15 June 2018 01:17 PM

    Thank you Mahela for not crawling behind cricketing desk to implement extreme zoning characters.

    Nuwan Friday, 15 June 2018 02:22 PM

    There are athletes who are winning international competitions without any government sponsorship. I think it is time to form a league that has no control what so ever from the SLBC. Privately funded and sponsored. Develop cricketers to play in international leagues. That way Cricket in SL will be kept alive.

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