Ex-captain Ranatunga slams Sri Lanka cricket board, says it’s most corrupt establishment in nation

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BENGALURU: The continuing version of the IPL offers an honest image of the power of Sri Lanka cricket. There are simply 5 gamers from the nation within the cash-rich league, and none of them barring Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Wanindu Hasaranga could be termed world-class. Examine that to gamers like Mahela Jayawardena, Muttiah Muralitharan, Kumar Sangakkara, Lasith Malinga, all of whom graced the IPL.

There was a time when Sri Lanka would rub shoulders towards the perfect within the enterprise. However, after their triumph on the T20 World Cup in 2014, issues have gone south. When the likes of Aravinda de Silva and Arjuna Ranatunga retired, they’d  Jayawardene, Muralitharan and Sangakkara ready within the wings to take over the baton.  

When the latter set determined to stop, nobody shouldered duty to take over the baton. They’ve additionally lacked management to hold the group ahead. Their latest ICC rankings are a superb instance. They’re seventh in Assessments, eighth in ODIs and ninth in T20Is. The group needed to play within the first spherical towards nations resembling Netherlands, Eire and others to make it to the Tremendous 12 of the T20 World Cup within the UAE final 12 months, which is an indication of their decline in world cricket.
It’s not solely cricket, which has seen a large downfall. Even the nation is in the course of a grim financial disaster with 1000’s protesting within the streets. Nonetheless, former Sri Lanka captain Ranatunga believes that the cricket physique within the nation is even worse than the federal government. “It’s all about mismanagement, unprofessional, that’s the place the disaster has occurred in cricket. The worst topic is the cricket board, they’re probably the most corrupt establishment within the nation,” stated the 58-year-old, who visited the Karnataka Olympic Bhavan in Bengaluru with KOA president Okay Govindaraj exhibiting him across the centre.

“They’ve tousled the whole lot, they don’t have correct professionals who run cricket. It’s worse than the federal government. Cricket sensible we’ve produced gamers, however they’re managed badly, it’s a massive situation… If you happen to go to a cricket election, you’re looking at 143 or 144 votes, it’s all about bribing. The people who find themselves working cricket since 2015 have tousled. I all the time felt {that a} correct sports activities minister would are available in and they’re going to deal with this correctly, however the one factor is thieves go and seize the put up. It has occurred previously and can occur in future.”

Ranatunga believes if Sri Lanka are to do effectively within the sport, there’s a severe want for the involved individuals on the high to shoulder duty. He even introduced within the instance of India, who’re doing effectively because of the board and the important thing individuals working effectively.

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