Sports Minister Roshan Fernando called Sri Lanka Cricket’s (SLC) top administrators ‘traitorous and corrupt’ in the midst of the World Cup. He said, ‘The spirit of the game has been suppressed due to some people running after money. The current cricket officials are shameless and traitors to the cricket-loving people of the country. Roshan’s Ministry formed an interim committee by dismissing the entire SLCC. 1996 World Cup winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga has been given the responsibility of heading this committee of 7 members.
The question is raised in this storm in Lankan cricket, what will happen to the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB)? The performance of Shakib Al Hasan, who went to the World Cup with high expectations, is horrible! Rumor has it, there is going to be a change in the selection committee after the World Cup. Coach Chandrika Hathurusinghe, captain Shakib can be mourned. That will atone for this shame? The answer to the question of what will happen to the Atharvas, who have been sitting at the top like a dictator for years, is unknown!
Sri Lanka have won only two of their first seven matches. It has already ended the hope of the former world champions to play in the semi-finals. The board came under heavy criticism from angry fans after Thursday’s massive 302-run loss against hosts India. Then on Monday, the ministry announced the news of their dismissal. Sports Minister Roshan in a statement on Friday termed Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) members as ‘treacherous and corrupt’. The next day, SLC secretary Mohan de Silva resigned in front of the board’s head office amid fierce protests by supporters.
Sri Lanka’s sports ministry said in a statement on Monday that the sports minister has dismissed the remaining members of the board. For the time being, an interim committee will serve, headed by Ranatunga. The seven-member committee includes two retired judges of the Supreme Court. The other members are former Sri Lanka Cricket president Upali Dharmadasa, retired judges SI Imam, Rohini Marasinghe and Irangani Perera, lawyer Rakitha Rajapakse and businessman Hisham Jamaldeen.
Bangladesh failed worse than Sri Lanka in the World Cup. But will there be any changes or changes in the Cricket Board (BCB)? Are there any changes in the head coach, selection committee and captain? Meanwhile, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) will seek an explanation from head coach Chandrika Hatrusinghe and captain Shakib Al Hasan for the rumored World Cup failure. However, the position of head coach is not being changed now. Because Hathurusingha has a contract till 2024 T20 World Cup. BCB has no thought of sacking Hatru before this. However, there may be changes in the selection committee.
BCB is thinking of not making a new contract with the selectors. Habibul Bashar Sumon and Abdur Razzak Raj are now with Chief Selector Minhajul Abedin Nannu. Maybe there is a change coming. But the main question area for cricket lovers is the Cricket Board (BCB) under Nazmul Hasan Papon and of course Hathurusingha. Tamim Iqbal did not go to the World Cup due to the arbitrariness and indulgence of the two. There has been a lot of trouble with Mahmudullah Riyad. Can the top brass of the board call a cricketer like Tamim in the middle of the night to talk about whether or not to be in the World Cup, batting order? This is the job of coach, selector and captain. How the entire cricket board is running, that question is emerging. Is it time for Bangladesh to take a decision like Sri Lanka?