For months we have been watching Sri Lankan cricket spiral out of control.
We heard the stories about the lack of money and so we begged India.
We then had the whole IPL v England tour saga. Lets not beat around the bush. The players need the money and they are were obviously going to pick that over playing for Sri Lanka which will pay them nothing.
It hurts for me to see that happen as a fan but that is the reality we live in.
Then we have Gamini Lokuge, brandishing his new found power and meddling in every single predicament facing SLC -- be it team selection , be it changing decisions made regarding the ICL players. You name it. His got his dirty fingers in every piece of the pie.
The ICL player dispute ensued. And now the final nail in the coffin has been knocked in.
Overturning Badureliyas demotion to Tier B has to be one of the gut churning decisions ever made. What has followed is chaos, 18 of the 20 clubs that play in the premier league are threatening to boycott the whole season. Rightfully so too, why should a team like Sri Lanka army fight neck and tooth and sweat it out not to get their deserved promotion.
Shouldn't Ajantha Mendis play in Tier A? This is a new low even by our standards.
Reasons regarding the decision are still sketchy.
I for one am sick to the stomach with all these side shows.
Stop mucking around and fix it. I dont care how, or who you need to bribe, bump off etc...
If we are to host international stars like Monty in our domestic game, is this the state our cricket should be in? Its a real shame and a dark day for Sri Lankan cricket.
Just fix it.