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SLC says reports of players deliberately underperforming are false

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Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) today denied media reports that certain players in the national team that played in the T20I series against South Africa did not fully commit themselves or deliberately underperformed on the field. 

“Sri Lanka Cricket has not received such a complaint from the ‘Team Management’ against any player of the National squad,” SLC said in a media statement. 

“Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to inform you that it was the same group of players who played in the ODI series which Sri Lanka won against South Africa. Sri Lanka not only won the ODI series vs South Africa 2 – 1 but also gained crucial points and climbed up in the rankings of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League,” the statement also read. 

Sri Lanka lost all three T20Is against South Africa, the third series defeat out of the four series they have played this year.  

“It is understood and acknowledged by the fans that the Sri Lanka National Team, since the recent past is, progressing forward by winning important contests and heading in the right direction,” the statement also read. 

“Such false reporting will also mentally affect the players, who are showing commitment and desire to count their presence in the team, as witnessed in the recent competitions, Sri Lanka played,” the statement went on to add.

 

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  • RAVI Thursday, 16 September 2021 01:35 PM

    IMPLIES THEY CAN NOT PLAY GOOD CRICKET ????

    Cricketer Thursday, 16 September 2021 02:52 PM

    Dissension may have been caused due to players being graded with different pay packets ?

    shaun Thursday, 16 September 2021 04:15 PM

    Mathews need to be play in the middle order.

    Suren Thursday, 16 September 2021 06:35 PM

    The reason for the disastrous performance is the wrong team selection as well as the wrong batting order. Despite being one of the inform and hard hitting batsman Chamika Karunaratne was sent into bat at no 9 in all three matches! Definitely, there is something seriously wrong! In my opinion, Dananjaya is an excellent test and ODI cricketer but not suited for T20. The management and the selectors are going to ruin his career soon.

    N SENA Thursday, 16 September 2021 10:46 PM

    OUR CRICKETERS ARE NOT MATCH FIT TO GIVE A GOOD FIGHT LEAVE ALONE WIN

    Ana Siddhartha Friday, 17 September 2021 12:30 PM

    We will have a challenge trying to get over Scotland and Netherlands to qualify for the WC. The team composition is wrong. After no6 the tail is exposed. Dananjaya is not a T20 player. Asalanka is not up to the mark. Matthews should play

    Siri Friday, 17 September 2021 03:52 PM

    Sri Lanka won the ODI series against SA inspite of its glaring gaps in performance. Rash stroke play, diving well after the ball has fled in fielding, lethargic and too polite spin bowling and mindboggling captaincy were hallmarks for inevitable failure for some time now.


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