Island Cricket

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Atapattu: 'Players demoralised by the present system'

Cricinfo - Atapattu: 'Players demoralised by the present system': Marvan Atapattu retired from international cricket at the end of Sri Lanka's Test series in Australia. A technically correct batsman, he finished his Test career with an average just below 40 and was instrumental in the team's revival after he took over as captain in 2004.

However, a back injury in 2006 saw him increasingly sidelined, and losing the captaincy to Mahela Jayawardene. His career ended in less than happy circumstances: he just might end up being more remembered for calling the selectors - with whom he had a series of spats - a "set of muppets headed by a joker" before calling it quits.

Channel 9's Lunch time Cricket Show and it's expert panel discusses the issues facing Lanka cricket after Marvan's comments to the media last night.

Atapattu, now headed to India to lead the Delhi Jets in the Indian Cricket League, spoke to Sa'adi Thawfeeq.

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