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Colombo, Feb. 27 (Daily Mirror) - Several players of the Sri Lankan cricket team met Sports Minister Harin Fernando today to discuss issues and challenges faced by the Sri Lankan cricketers.

ODI captain Kusal Mendis, Twenty20 captain Wanindu Hasaranga, senior players like Angelo Mathews, Dimuth Karunaratne, Cricket Consultant Sanath Jayasuriya, and Chief Selector Upul Tharanga participated in the meeting that took place at the Ministry.

Several issues faced by cricketers such as coaching structures, innovative training techniques, mental focus, talent development and strategies to secure victories in upcoming matches were reportedly discussed.


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  • Uncle Paradise Wednesday, 28 February 2024 12:34 AM

    Amongst the challenges are poor umpiring, other cricket teams playing really well, and bouncy wickets. The minister promised to organize tours from the likes of Afghanistan so the cricketers can feel better.

    Playing Pandu Wednesday, 28 February 2024 02:45 AM

    Going to the wrong man he can't do nothing.. now he is a silent agent for IND and BCCI loyalty to them and their interests comes first not yours.

    FredSnR Wednesday, 28 February 2024 06:31 AM

    Confidence, belief in oneself and ones ability to perform (mental game), and Team Spirit very important in SL context, Aussies excel in these fields. And Selection on Merit again something in which Aussies excel, all contribute to their success in team sports

    Sambo Wednesday, 28 February 2024 08:07 AM

    You have told all your problems to the wrong person.

    Labby Wednesday, 28 February 2024 09:13 AM

    Most batsmen throw away their wickets playing rash shots. So stop playing brainless cricket; that's the only solution. No need to waste time with the Sports Minister. Other great cricketing nations don't do this sort of thing.

    Ranjan Wednesday, 28 February 2024 09:47 AM

    I totally agree with Libby. I don't think any cricket team in any other country goes to the minister to discuss the players issues. Harin is not a cricket expert to advise our cricketers. We have senior retired cricketers and coaches who can give the answers. I live in NZ and sports minister here never interferes the cricket activities and players don't go there. That's the reason NZ is ranking as one of the top ranking teams in the world. System needs changes

    Bandu Wednesday, 28 February 2024 01:13 PM

    In SL everything is politicised. Start to get politico to put child to school then get employment. Get licences for anything. Other countries officials handle all these and politicos only for policy not day to day problems. Thanks to Mrs B

    Jude Wednesday, 28 February 2024 10:21 AM

    The present bunch lack bit of a talent and skills!! Moreover, fitness is appalling.

    Jude Wednesday, 28 February 2024 10:28 AM

    The present bunch consistently failing to qualify ICC tournaments. Always have to play and win qualifiers to play with the big boys. That's wasn't the Case with previous teams. For God sake SL the only team ever to play 5 ICC World Cup finals consecutively (Winning one 2014 T20) let me tell you the present bunch lack grit and determination, period!!

    Cheers Wednesday, 28 February 2024 03:10 PM

    Sports minister should ask the cricketers what challenges have they planned to beat the other sides

    Nalin Perera Wednesday, 28 February 2024 03:57 PM

    What is this? Trade union? More money? They should concentrate on playing cricket. Cheap politics by the Minister.

    Moh Sleiman Thursday, 29 February 2024 06:28 AM

    BOTTOM line Throw all the Uneducated goons from the Cricket Board,And the Sports Minister who knows nothing about Cricket Managemant,We in Srl lanka have just one thing Mind,LOOTING thats all the big guys knows.Its a Shame that we are in this sad Situation.


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