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Arjuna Ranatunga not interested in watching India v Sri Lanka Tests

Sri Lanka lost the first Test of the three-match Test series.

Arjuna Ranatunga
Arjuna Ranatunga. (Photo by ISHARA S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

Former Sri Lankan skipper Arjuna Ranatunga is absolutely not interested in watching the ongoing Test series between India and Sri Lanka. The national side will be engaged in a 5-match ODI series and a T20I as well during the India’s tour of Sri Lanka. He expressed his disappointment at the way the current cricket scenario in Sri Lanka is being administered and handled.

As per the quotes in OneIndia.com, Arjuna Ranatunga spoke to Ceylon Today about the same recently. He noted that the way cricket is being managed in Sri Lanka at the moment is absolutely disgusting. Hence, he has stopped watching any international match. Ranatunga, the World Cup winning skipper of 1996, went on to quote that he preferred watching the England v South Africa Test series instead. England is currently leading the four match series 2-1.

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“Sri Lanka Cricket and the manner in which it is being administerd and managed is so disgusting that I do not watch out national cricket anymore,” quoted Arjuna Ranatunga.

Speaking to the higher authorities

Being very unimpressed with the cricket administration in Sri Lanka at the moment, Ranatunga noted that he is keen on speaking about the same to the higher authorities. He said that he will be writing to the President Maithripala Sirisena and the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in regard to reinstate the Interim Committee to manage the cricket scenario in Sri Lanka.

Recent form

The Sri Lanka team has been going through a lean patch in the recent past. They lost the first Test against India at Galle recently. Prior to that, they had lost the ODI series against Zimbabwe but managed to win the one off Test against them. Earlier, they had to exit the Champions Trophy 2017 in the group stages. Also, they had lost to Scotland in a practice game prior to that.

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