October 8, 2007

Sri Lankan cricket

Yet another bungling, this time it's Atapattu

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan
A solemn Marvan Atapattu after Sri Lanka's 188-run loss to India in the Delhi Test, India v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Delhi, 3rd day, December 14, 2005
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Sri Lanka's Sunday Times comes down hard on Sri Lankan selectors' handling of Marvan Atapattu.

While reading the autobiography by former opener Roshan Mahanama or attending the tearful press conference given by allrounder Upul Chandana I felt that with a little more thoughtfulness those cases could have been handled better ... Even Sri Lanka’s most noteworthy No. 3 batsman Asanka Gurusinha left the game in sheer disgust soon after he had played a prominent role in Sri Lanka’s maiden World Cup triumph in 1996.

Read Sa'adi Thawfeeq's interview with an angry Atapattu in Cricinfo.

Meanwhile the Daily Mirror's Maxie Kariyawasam pays tribute to Mahes Rodrigo, a cricketing legend of yesteryear was not honoured at a recently held felicitation ceremony for Sri Lankan legends.

Also read Daminda Wijesuriya's interview with Dimitri Mascarenhas in Sunday Times.

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan is a former assistant editor at Cricinfo

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