Arjuna Ranatunga Statement: Controversy continues over former cricket team captain Arjun Ranatunga’s comments on Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Secretary Jai Shah. Meanwhile, the Sri Lankan government said on Friday (17 November) that Ranatunga’s statement is not true.
The Sri Lankan government said that we cannot hold any other country, person or organization responsible for the decline in our cricket. Actually, Arjun Ranatunga had held Asian Cricket Council President Jay Shah responsible for the performance of the Sri Lankan cricket team.
What did the Sri Lankan government say?
During the Parliament session, ministers Harin Fernando and Kanchana Wijesekera expressed regret over the entire matter. Both of them said, “We regret the statement given by the government regarding Jai Shah.” We cannot point fingers at Asian Cricket Council (ACB) Chief Jai Shah.
Harin Fernando further said that the country’s President Ranil Wickremesinghe is in touch with Jay Shah regarding the ICC’s suspension of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC). He said, “If ICC does not lift the ban then no team will come to Sri Lanka.”
In fact, the International Cricket Council (ICC) recently suspended Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) due to government interference, saying, “Sri Lanka Cricket is in serious breach of its obligations as a member, in particular, its There is a need to manage matters autonomously and ensure that there is no government interference in governance, regulation and/or administration.
What did Arjuna Ranatunga say?
Arjun Ranatunga had recently said, “Jay Shah is running Sri Lankan cricket. SLC’s loss is due to Jai Shah. An Indian person is controlling Sri Lankan cricket. He is powerful because of his father (Union Home Minister Amit Shah). Let us tell you that the Sri Lankan cricket team has performed very poorly in the World Cup. Sri Lanka could win only two in nine matches