Sri Lanka all set to initiate corrective measures after the conclusion of India series
Aravinda de Silva will be overseeing the regulations which are all set to be implemented immediately after the conclusion of bilateral series against India.
Updated - Sep 3, 2017 7:01 pm
Recent times haven’t been good as far as Sri Lankan Cricket is concerned. The team has been plunging into one low after another and the margin of losses, especially against visitors India, seems to be on an increasing scale. The hosts are hoping that their performance galvanizes cricket in the country, which is seeking a new dawn. Albeit, this seems to be a lost dream for Sri Lanka, which isn’t a great sign for a team that once was crowned world champions in the game.
Sri Lanka lost all the three matches in the Test series to India and stand four-nil in the five-match ODI series, which is also expected to turn into a whitewash. Prior to this series, Sri Lanka lost to Zimbabwe in ODI series and even found themselves in all sorts of trouble in one-off Test against the African visitors.
Performances like these have eventually led Sri Lanka to be on the verge where they will have to compete for the qualifying round in order to be eligible to participate with top nations for the biggest prize in International Cricket. This means the Sri Lankan team has been struggling to qualify directly for the 2019 World Cup.
Urgent meeting to be held
Witnessing the current scenario the government has initiated a number of moves including summoning former national cricketers and administrators for an urgent meeting with Minister of Sports Dayasiri Jayasekera next week. A top SLC official was quoted in reports that a four-member committee has been appointed to assess the performances of the players and present state of affairs in national cricket.
Based on these performances, SLC will set some parameters which will also be criteria for their inclusion in the squad. The idea mainly focuses on physical and mental aspects of the game. Sri Lanka’s ace batsman, Aravinda de Silva will be overseeing the regulations which are all set to be implemented immediately after the conclusion of bilateral series against India.