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Former Australian cricket star and sacked Sri Lanka national cricket coach Geoff Marsh has sent a letter of demand to Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said Upali Dharmadasa, President of SLC yesterday.

“Marsh had sent us a letter of demand three weeks ago. We have referred it to our legal department to check the matter out and deal with it,” said Dharmadasa.

SLC sacked Marsh and replaced him with South African Graham Ford in January this year as part of a major shake-up after the national team's poor run of results.

Marsh was the third coach appointed by SLC since Australian Trevor Bayliss stepped aside after the World Cup final in April that year.

Marsh who assumed duties with the Sri Lanka team only in September last year was in charge for just four months when his two-year contract with SLC was shockingly terminated. – (C de S)   

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  • Dinesh Wednesday, 23 May 2012 04:02 AM

    Good lesson !!

    Punchi Putha Wednesday, 23 May 2012 04:07 AM

    Let SLC learn the hard way

    Just Another Citizen Wednesday, 23 May 2012 04:08 AM

    SLC keeps getting better & better

    samitha Wednesday, 23 May 2012 08:15 AM

    Good Move. Teach them a lesson.

    Buff Wednesday, 23 May 2012 08:43 AM

    Which planet are your from Duwi ??

    Sammy Thursday, 24 May 2012 07:12 AM

    How can one expect a coach to be effective and show results in just 5 months?

    jude Wednesday, 23 May 2012 04:35 AM

    It's going cost big-time for SLC!!!???

    Jan Wednesday, 23 May 2012 04:39 AM

    Way to go Marshy.

    DUWI Wednesday, 23 May 2012 04:40 AM

    Under Marsh, the SL Cricket team looked listless, aimless and lacking in motivation. Pakistan too suffered the same fate under Marsh.

    I think the real difference that Ford has brought to the cricket team is the hunger to win.

    dan Wednesday, 23 May 2012 04:43 AM

    only mr and his goons can coach sl cricket team...Mr, March i think you should best get employed somewhere else. Like West Indies Cricket board, SL Cricket is so corrupted. Thank you for being the coach even for the short period. Some of these goons will go so low so you better be watchful. SL cricket is now a band of mercenaries who does match fixing and big talk shows. No display of talented cricket.
    Look at Sanga, Malinga, Mathews, Mahela...all are now reduced to mercinaries of IPL and other committee's goons. if you pay them enough $ i bet you can hire them for a local county match and pay more and you can fix matches as well.

    Dinesh Wednesday, 23 May 2012 04:53 AM

    UNDER HIS COACHING SRILANKA WON A TEST MATCH AGAINST SOUTH AFRICA.DID ANY OTHER COACHERS MANAGED TO DO?

    Fayad Wednesday, 23 May 2012 05:02 AM

    I think you did a good job wining the first test against SA , ODI 3-2
    You got caught to SLC political Tsunami

    Sillybuster Wednesday, 23 May 2012 04:59 AM

    A lot of words but no meaning. Good try though, Dan.

    Kondebandapucheena Wednesday, 23 May 2012 05:26 AM

    Good Lesson but end of the day Money which will spend on this not theirs. brainless people make foolish decisions

    faumi Wednesday, 23 May 2012 10:41 AM

    duwi please do not comment any thing here after. p..l..ease

    Fun Wednesday, 23 May 2012 05:30 AM

    Is Geoff Marsh coached PAK........????????

    pension kaaraya Wednesday, 23 May 2012 05:57 AM

    dan ! thanks for brave talk. i totally agree with you.

    david strange Thursday, 31 May 2012 09:38 AM

    Chairman slc says its time to move on; havent other political nominees being saying the same thing ... for several years.Bring Arjuna back I say; he has guts even though he didnt do much running "in between i say?
    Sri Lanka has had several coaches in an equal amount of years no wonder even the players cannot concentrate with all these changes. But there is admiration for the t eam who have to play under these conditions where politics rules rather than sport.

    Dinesh Wednesday, 23 May 2012 06:11 AM

    Coach 's role is not playing the for the team on the filed...It is only devoloping and sharping the skills exisit in players.

    Oshanda Wednesday, 23 May 2012 06:13 AM

    Talk alot about Players earning from IPL. but gentlemen are you jealous or blind when the Politicians make blunders. Please read the TV rights news. Hope Politician player pay for this blunder

    Aji Wednesday, 23 May 2012 06:24 AM

    Hi Dan , have u ever heard of Sri Lanka in match fixing ? To start with Azarudeen to Salman Butt ?????

    PGA Wednesday, 23 May 2012 06:52 AM

    It was Australian Geoff Lawson who coached Pakistan, not Geoff Marsh...

    M.V.R.Perera Wednesday, 23 May 2012 07:29 AM

    Any payment the persons responsible should be made to pay. It is Ford who benefited from Marsh's 4 months coaching


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