Australia’s humbling at the hands of an unfancied but irrepressible young Sri Lanka was completed in less than three hours of fragile batting in a manner that was difficult to reconcile but at the same time utterly predictable.
Millions of rupees channelled by FIFA- the International Federation of Football Associations – to the Football Federation of Sri Lanka (FFSL) had been deposited in the private bank accounts of two senior ex- office bearers of the FFSL; the Parliamentary Committee on Public Enterprise (COPE) was informed this week.
Our programme is different. Our idea is not to pay a bigger amount to each cricketer every month whether they play or not. What's important is performance bonus. We will be looking at Test series, One Day series, World Cup and major tournaments during the next three years and will decide about a contract where players will get higher pay as performance bonuses while the monthly pay will be reduced.
Is it a good move to appoint one captain for all formats in cricket?
"It was quite an embarrassing defeat. It was pure poor batting and the execution. You have to be really skillful to bat against these guys, especially in these conditions. Anderson once again showed his class. Stuart Broad was brilliant as well. One or two of our guys needed to raise our hands and put up a good score, particularly in the first innings. We failed to do that in the first innings, and once again in the second innings, so that's a pretty obvious reason for our defeat." - Angelo Mathews
Cricket is a game of fine margins and Mathews is set to be a modern great. Hang in their Angie, this team can achieve something on this tour. Thirimane and the youngsters form was a real positive. Prasad was missed. Chameera should be persisted with. If Bairstow was our early outcome could have been very different.
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