Island Cricket

Monday, November 5, 2007

Governance in sport | Sunday Times LK

In the past few weeks the Sports Minister Gamini Lokuge has taken some unilateral decisions which have interfered with the day-to-day activities of sports especially taking the two most popular sports in the island – cricket and rugby.

In cricket he overruled the decision of selectors - de Mel and Co, to leave out former captain Marvan Atapattu and then followed it up by re-installing four rugby players who skipped practices for the rugby Asiad when the five-prong selection committee had a clear mandate to leave them out.

In the past few weeks the Sports Minister Gamini Lokuge has taken some unilateral decisions which have interfered with the day-to-day activities of sports especially taking the two most popular sports in the island – cricket and rugby.

In cricket he overruled the decision of selectors - de Mel and Co, to leave out former captain Marvan Atapattu and then followed it up by re-installing four rugby players who skipped practices for the rugby Asiad when the five-prong selection committee had a clear mandate to leave them out.

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