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Minister of Sports Harin Fernando expressed his disappointment after Sri Lanka surrendered to Australia in the opening Test match well inside three days in Brisbane on Saturday.

“I have no words to express my disappointment for an innings defeat,” the Minister said yesterday.

“There are lot of issues in the team,” without specifying, he said.

In fact, the Sports Minister is most likely to travel to Australia later this week.

He will address the players and try to sort out the differences, if there are any, in the team.

“I am going to Australia on February 4 where there is an event organised for both teams to mark Sri Lanka’s Independence Day. I hope to be there at the ground on February 3,” he added.

The Minister however, must be hoping the first ever Test in Canberra will not be over within three days.

“Expect few changes at the top level before the World Cup this year. The changes may even take place before the team travels to South Africa,” another source, said yesterday.(Bipin Dani)

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  • lkboy Monday, 28 January 2019 03:31 PM

    Aiyo Harin, leave it to the people who know cricket. without you also middling in it.

    Harin the man Monday, 28 January 2019 03:39 PM

    Ha ha ha.. You're gonna give them a stern talk and they will perform well?Why are you going to Aus? Promote cricket? So you can post a picture on Instagram?

    ANTON Monday, 28 January 2019 03:44 PM

    WHY ??? WON'T THEY HEAR YOUR INSTRUCTIONS IN SRILANKA ???

    Sharon Monday, 28 January 2019 03:59 PM

    Good one

    4patriot6 Monday, 28 January 2019 03:44 PM

    It is clear cut political interference in cricket.

    Jayantha Monday, 28 January 2019 03:50 PM

    Another great showman . Nice trip to Australia on tax payer money .

    Dayasiri Monday, 28 January 2019 03:53 PM

    Harin, have you hard of Skype?

    Dayasiri Monday, 28 January 2019 03:56 PM

    Sorry about the typo. Diske Ammata fault...

    Barry Monday, 28 January 2019 03:55 PM

    Harin is going to be the opening batsman.

    APR Monday, 28 January 2019 03:55 PM

    Have a teleconference with the team. Minister need not go on an expensive tour. Why the team management on the tour cannot resolve team issues? Unless he wants to hv a fully paid holiday in Australia. No other sports minister in the world travel to meet teams when they are losing. Nonsense !

    Dam Monday, 28 January 2019 05:03 PM

    Please read carefully. He was invited for an event which will be held on 4th Feb. During that visit he will meet the players

    EE Monday, 28 January 2019 04:00 PM

    The ONLY profession in Sri Lanka where one wins regardless of what happens.

    Saman Monday, 28 January 2019 04:06 PM

    Why waste poor taxpayers money on an unnecessary overseas trip. You could video chat with the team from Sri Lanka.

    Sirisena lord Monday, 28 January 2019 04:18 PM

    Just let them enjoy their vacation.Will play cricket when they have free time from vacation

    Budu ammo Monday, 28 January 2019 05:06 PM

    Can someone ask the chief selector for his comments....is he dumb now ??

    Citizen Monday, 28 January 2019 05:30 PM

    I think coach will be going to replace, Toyota, Audi or Ford. which one is better, Think Ford will be replacing Hathu?? keep your finger cross. Graham Ford is joining again I feel like that.

    Rohan Monday, 28 January 2019 05:48 PM

    Good excuse for you to go to Australia on our tax funding Harin. Can you do magic when you go there?? You are not invited by the Australian government or a sports body. Hope you read these comments.

    Samson Tuesday, 29 January 2019 08:42 PM

    Have a holiday on our account.


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