By Yohan Perera
The resignation of the national cricket Selection Committee Chairman Ashantha de Mel will not help revive Sri Lanka’s cricket, World Cup winning former captain Arjuna Ranatunga said, likening the current situation to the era before the country gained Test status
Ranatunga said that the current Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) administration should resign from their posts.
“All rogues who administer Sri Lanka Cricket should resign and give SLC over to those who can bring back the lost glory. Making changes to the team and changing the captain will not help at all,” Ranatunga charged.
“SLC should be handed over to former cricketers as they are the ones who are aware of what should be done. Former cricketers will show results if they are given a chance to govern SLC. Former cricketers, like me, like me do not need popularity as we are already popular. What the present administrators want is to get popular,” he said.
“One has to make unpopular decisions to revive Sri Lanka’s cricket,” Ranatunga added.
“The Sri Lankan team won great respect even when we went for the World Cup with Sir Garfield Sobers in 1983 but that respect does not exist now,” Ranatunga claimed.