SL sports minister calls for report on Test series loss
Colombo: Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera has called for a report from Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) after the hosts were whitewashed 3-0 by India in the recent three-match Test series. "This teams capability is not a question but we must know the reasons for the defeat," Jayasekera said, adding that he also had a two-hour meeting discussing the defeat. "We also have to remember that India is the top team in the world, so the defeat has to be seen from that view point too," he said. Sri Lankan fans are lambasting the team for the series loss with most of the criticism levelled at the Thilanga Sumathipala administration at SLC.
The Chairman of selectors, Sanath Jayasuriya has also faced stinging criticism in social media. The former world cup winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga, who is also Jayasekera's Cabinet colleague, had called for Sumathipala to step down as SLC boss. "We can't change an elected body, that can be done only at the next election," Jayasekera said Jayasekera said Ranatunga was someone who had lost the SLC elections.