In his column for the Sri Lankan daily, the Sunday Times, Ranil Abeynaike looks ahead to the T20 Canada tournament as well as taking a look at the contrasting fortunes of the hosts and Sri Lanka ever since the first World Cup in 1975.
Sri Lanka had the men to take them on from strength to strength. Canada did not and they are in the same position they were thirty three years ago. So it is difficult for any nation to get close to the major playing nations. A few generations must absorb the sport before successful candidates emerge, to get on to the world stage