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Petroleum Resources Development Minister Arjuna Ranatunge said today it was not the players who should be accused of recent cricket defeat but it was the administrators who should be accused of the defeat.

He told parliament that it was the innocent people who were held responsible for the failure in cricket and added that no one talked about the failure in the administration.

"The cricket fans are perturbed today. It is the good people who become responsible. The coaches and captains were chased away during recent defeats. No one talks about the failure in the administration," he said.

He said the authorities were trying to hide the failure in the administration by passing the buck to cricket manager Asanga Gurusinghe this time.

He said the Sports Ministry should formulate a mechanism to protect the players and added that mentality of the players had been deteriorated by the administration.

He said the failure in Sri Lanka cricket was due to non-implementation of sports rules and regulations where some people involved in betting and newspaper industry were engaged in cricket administration.

JVP MP Nalinda Jayatissa also said that Sri Lanka cricket should be free of political interference for the development of the game. (Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 17

  • SeriouSena Wednesday, 23 August 2017 02:23 AM

    Which means you don't understand what Dr. Jayatissa's said. Arjuna, you are a politician and need to stay out of cricket. Please go bat for Petroleum and mind your own business.

    AZ Wednesday, 23 August 2017 09:43 AM

    Absolutely.. he is just trying to score during this bad period to take revenge on his enemy (who he cant beat at SLC elections) for his personal gain. He is no better than Thilanga when it comes to cricket administration

    iemerald Wednesday, 23 August 2017 04:17 AM

    just accept defeat gracefully. there is always a losing side. the stronger always wins. stop crying.

    Politician Wednesday, 23 August 2017 08:54 AM

    Agree, the question why we are not stronger and we are loosing continuously? I think Arjuna should take over the management side of the SLCB.

    mike Wednesday, 23 August 2017 04:46 AM

    First thing. Politicians should keep away from commenting or advising on sport issues.

    nick Wednesday, 23 August 2017 05:20 AM

    why cant u stay away from cricket once u were given the chance to admits but u failed big time recently u try to enter again but got defeated so just get a life let the sport ministry try to solve this u try to do some work on ur ministry via DM Android App

    Dr. A.C.B. Jayaweera Wednesday, 23 August 2017 07:24 AM

    Definitely, the sports minister and the SL Cricket Board head has to step down and give their seats to the right people.

    L.P. Mendis Wednesday, 23 August 2017 07:26 AM

    Arjuna should be the Sports Minister if SL Cricket to prosper.

    Samson Samarakoon Wednesday, 23 August 2017 07:31 AM

    Mr. Arujuna you are an honest and straight forward gentleman, why not take over the post of Sumathipala.

    srilankan Wednesday, 23 August 2017 08:08 AM

    Ah mey.... cricket ne!!!!!!! sorry i forget that we are still playing......

    dulan Wednesday, 23 August 2017 08:38 AM

    He has a hidden agenda. But it is true that Administration is to blame. Remove Tilanga to start with.

    yahiya Wednesday, 23 August 2017 08:39 AM

    I hope cricket administration free from politics, media

    TONY Wednesday, 23 August 2017 08:42 AM


    suresh Wednesday, 23 August 2017 09:03 AM

    no one is to be blamed. Only the Biscuit is to be blamed for the recent failure

    Nizam Wednesday, 23 August 2017 10:43 AM

    Standards have come down badly. Whether be fielding, batting

    Iqbal Moosa Wednesday, 23 August 2017 11:18 AM

    Arjuna to take SLC? Then we will have brothers all over the place, while he will be in London or Melbourne. No politicians should be in any sports body.

    rebecca Wednesday, 23 August 2017 11:28 AM

    Y E S !!! just accept defeat gracefully. there is always a losing side. the stronger always wins. stop crying = P L E A S E .

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